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Sharks Good Luck Charm "Jo" Paw-velski Finds Loving Home With Local Family

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and Humane Society Silicon Valley (@hssv) are pleased to announce that "Jo PAW-velski," has been adopted. The Humane Society Silicon Valley, which oversaw the adoption process, confirmed that the 3-month-old kitten, along with a companion kitten, had been adopted on Friday, May 13. She has been under the care and supervision of the HSSV staff and volunteers since Sunday, May 1.

"We are pleased to learn that 'Jo' has found a good, loving home," said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks. "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."

"Jo" became a social media sensation on Friday, April 29 when she appeared on the ice during warm-ups of the Sharks first playoff game of Round 2 against the Nashville Predators at SAP Center. Since that time, video of the kitten has been shared by the media, both nationally and internationally, as the Sharks continued through their second round series.
Fans interested in pet adoptions may contact Humane Society Silicon Valley. They are located at 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas, CA 95035. Phone inquiries can be made at (408) 262-2133, ext. 150. To check out the HSSV website, visit

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