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01/30/2015 10:07 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2015

These Cats And Dogs Aren't Just Playing Football, They're Here To Deliver An Important Message

Every week, tens of thousands of cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters. That’s millions of healthy, adoptable animals that are put down each year.

The Lucy Pet Foundation reminds us of this sobering fact in a moving, Super Bowl-themed ad, in which padded and helmeted cats and dogs are pitted against each other on a football field.

The commercial is adorable, but it sure packs a punch.

The Lucy Pet Foundation is a California-based charity that’s working to end shelter overpopulation through adoption, as well as through spay and neuter campaigns. The new ad will make its TV debut during Sunday’s Kitten Bowl -- the feline football championship -- on the Hallmark Channel.

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