shelter: S.N.O.R.T. (Short Noses Only Rescue Team)
Pug pup Honey took home barking rights as the first-ever canine to score a tournament win! A puppy mill survivor, she was nursed back to health and set up for the victory with love and support from S.N.O.R.T.
Gizmo overcame a huge deficit for the win, but all that website traffic made it difficult to vote. So when The Grannie Project offered to split their winnings with Blind Cat Rescue, we were inspired to name Gizmo AND Snicker co-champions — and to award them each a $5,000 grand prize!
shelter: The Grannie Project
Gizmo was found wandering the streets on a bitterly cold, wet winter day, very sick and painfully thin. Her rescuers inspired her to get well — and to earn her crown as co-champion in our second annual Tournament of Tails.
shelter: Blind Cat Rescue
Snicker is a sweet blind kitty living at Blind Cat Rescue. He loves treats, sitting on laps and perching on the top of chairs. Found as a stray starving and sick, he’s happy to be loved and cared for, and proud of his place in the annals of tournament history.
shelter: Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Cecille arrived at PAWS in 2008 and in the years that followed, was adopted and returned four times. This laid-back lady won our inaugural Tournament of Tails by a whisker — and topped it off by finding her fur-ever home!