Talk about a great game plan to find a home! One homeless cat made a surprise appearance on an ice hockey rink that turned out to be the smartest play of her life.
According to Maddie’s Fund, the little black cat snuck out onto the ice during a San Jose Sharks hockey game, much to the surprise and delight of the players and the fans.
The tiny stray cat, weighing less than 2 pounds, slid around on the ice before she made it to the sidelines where she was scooped up by staff members and brought to safety. In return, the kitten brought the team luck – they won their game that day.
Then, when no one claimed the shy cat, the hockey team called in the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) to care for her.
She was named Jo Paw-velski, a female cat spin on Sharks captain Joe Pavelski’s name.
Fortunately for Jo, she’d already made quite an impression on the public with her brief hockey stint.
Read more about Jo Paw-velski, the San Jose Sharks’ stray cat.