UPDATE – San Jose Sharks’ Cat Has Been Adopted!

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – The Sharks and Humane Society Silicon Valley just announced Sunday that Jo PAW-velski, the kitten that rose to prominence last month by appearing on the ice before a game at SAP Center has been adopted.

The Sharks’ press release states as follows:

“The HSSV, which oversaw the adoption process, confirmed that the 3-month-old kitten, along with a companion kitten, had been adopted on Friday. She has been under the care and supervision of the HSSV staff and volunteers since May 1.’

“We are pleased to know that ‘Jo’ has found a good, loving home,” John Tortora, the Sharks’ Chief Operating Officer, said. “I want to personally 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 back on 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 night, video of the kitten has been shared by the media, both nationally and internationally, as the Sharks continued on through their second round series.

Fans who are interested in pet adoptions may contact Humane Society Silicon Valley. They are located on 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas, CA 95035. Phone inquiries can also be made at (408) 262-2133, ext. 150. To check out the HSSV website, visit www.hssv.org.