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Kitten Bowl debuts on Hallmark Channel on Super Bowl Sunday

Are you ready for The Big Game? It’s show time for all things with four paws!

First up: Kitten Bowl!

Log on to Facebook to build your own feline fantasy league. Scout out players from the North Shore Animal League, where you can check out the stats of Tomcat Brady, Feline Manning, Ferrell Owens, Tabby Romo, Brett Furve, Manti Meow, and of course, Jake Pawtler, and more.

Teams facing off on Sunday, beginning at noon:

North Shore Bengals
Last Hope Lions
Home and Family Felines
Cedar Cove Cougars

If you miss the fun, tune in to the Hallmark Channel, the game replay all day and all night.

The highlight of the game is not just Tomcat Brady’s game-day moves, but a cameo appearance from Celebrity Chef Rachael Ray. Debuting her new line of food, Nutrish for Cats, she tested a sample on a sleeping kitten: it worked!

“I want my dogs to eat the same quality food I feed my husband, my mother, myself,” she said.

Proceeds from Nutrish, which already includes a line of dog food, benefit Rachael's Rescue, which helps animals in need, including North Shore Animal League and BADRAP, a group that has assisted with dogs rescued from Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels. To date, Ray said on Sunday, that donation is $5 million.

For more on Kitten Bowl and the North Shore Animal League, which is reportedly the nation's largest no-kill and adoption organization, and Last Hope Animal Rescue, (Bay Area Dog Owners Responsible About Pit Bulls) click here to see their home pages.

Let the games begin!