North Shore Animal League America Kittens Get Ready to Take the Field in Kitten Bowl III

The Panthers and Broncos aren’t the only ones preparing to take the field on Sunday. For the third year in a row the Hallmark Channel is hosting the Kitten Bowl and a bunch of cuties from North Shore Animal League America are anxiously getting ready for their big day.

Kickoff is Sunday at noon at which time Boomer’s Bobcats Quartercat Puma Esiason, North Shore Bengals’s Purrback Howie Longhair and Last Hope Lions’s Scratch End Shortcake and many more cat-letes from North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation will take the football-inspired playset, running and playing. All of them are already winners having found their forever homes but they’ll be helping to find loving homes for other cats at North Shore Animal League America and other shelters.

In honor of the Kitten Bowl the first 50 weekend adoptions will be at no charge and for the rest of the weekend feline adoptions will cost $50. In the past two years the Kitten Bowl has helped more than 850 cats find homes around the country. North Shore Animal League America spokesperson Beth Stern will host the Kitten Bowl, with play-by-play announcers John Sterling, iconic radio voice of the New York Yankees, award-winning reporter, sports analyst and commentator Mary Carillo and Feline Football League (FFL) commissioner Boomer Esiason.

Watch the cat-letes practice for their big day below.