Sharks Cat cheering San Jose’s Stanley Cup run from new home

Jo Paw-velski became the unexpected star of the San Jose Sharks lineup.

Now, the little black cat best known for her on-ice appearance during San Jose’s romp of the Nashville Predators in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, is watching Round 3 action from her new home.

The hockey team and the Humane Society Silicon Valley announced the 3-month-old kitten – along with a companion kitten – have been adopted.

“We are pleased to learn that ‘Jo’ has found a good, loving home,” John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks, said in a statement. “I want to thank the staff and volunteers at the Humane Society Silicon Valley for the time and attention they have dedicated to ‘Jo’ and the other animals in their care. I also want to thank our fans who immediately expressed concern for the well-being of the cat. I would like to encourage all fans who were interested in adopting ‘Jo’ to now consider adopting one of the other many animals at HSSV in need of a home.”


Too many men, er cats, on the ice/
Too many men, er cats, on the ice/

Sharks Cat, which spawned multiple Twitter accounts, and is named after real-life player Joe Pavelski, became an internet star when she bounded on the ice last month on her way to becoming the team’s unofficial lucky charm.


And since then, a whole posse of pets at the Humane Society have jumped on the Sharks bandwagon.

The Sharks have a 2-1 series lead against the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Final. Game 4 goes today at  4:15 pm (Pacific).

And one final note from Jo as you hunker down to watch the game this afternoon.

Photos Humane Society Silicon Valley/Twitter

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