Puppy Bowl Features Local Shelter Dogs, Including Four-Legged Friends From Brandywine Valley SPCA

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Image via Jeremy Freeman, Animal Planet.
A past Puppy Bowl game.

For the 19th year, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl will take place on Super Bowl Sunday with several Philadelphia-area shelter dogs participating, including a few from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester, writes John McDevitt for KYW Newsradio.

Overall, 122 dogs from 67 shelters will be at the Puppy Bowl. Four puppies from the BVSPCA will be going tail-to-tail in competition for the Lombarky Trophy while also raising awareness about pets available at local shelters.

“Puppy Bowl is a ton of fun, and who doesn’t want to see puppies romping across a football field?” said Brandywine Valley SPCA spokesperson Linda Torelli.

According to Torelli, their leading candidate is a merle puppy called Tailen Hurts, a cruelty survivor. Next is Tia, a chocolate-colored cutie who was rescued from an overcrowded shelter. Little Daisy was born to a stray mother. Finally, Ireland survived parvovirus, an often-fatal condition.

11 kittens from the BVSPCA will also be representatives.

Read more about the Puppy Bowl at KYW Newsradio.


The Puppy Bowl from a few year ago.

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