"You love cheese, right?"

With the River Rats hockey team moving to North Carolina, Rowdy found himself out on the street with no place to go.

He eventually found his way to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society -- and scored a spot on WTEN's Pet Connection (video above).

Thankfully, there's a happy end to this story.

[via Brian, who has all four videos lined up on one page]


If only the Rats could have used this sort of marketing prowess while they were still here, their attendance may have been better.

Devils, take note.

What a fantastic performance by Steve. Seriously, he plays is so straight I wonder if he's lost his mind and think he's really going trying to get someone to adopt a giant rat.

@Kevin: Wasn't he great? The bit about holding on to the leash really sealed it for me.

I've been wondering for a while... Does Albany have a traditional "pound"? Or do strays go right from animal control to rescue groups?

@Arielle: I believe that the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is where strays go that are picked up by Albany Animal Control. Rescue groups usually get them from shelters or puppy mills.

@Summer: Ahh, okay. Thanks!

@Arielle / Summer: Yes, the Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society is really the main rescue location in the Albany / Rensselaer County region. They do an outstanding job and deserve the support from our community. Here is the website: www.mohawkhumanesociety.org

PS - Great job by Steve, MHHRS and the Tri City Valley Cats for running such a creative promotion. Im sure the kids will love to see Rowdy at "the Joe" this summer.

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