Video: Tampa felines earn owner $25,000(!) for top cat video

Chris Poole celebrates after hearing his named called as the grand prize winner. {Friskies photo]
Chris Poole celebrates after hearing his named called as the grand prize winner. {Friskies photo]
Published September 22 2014
Updated September 23 2014

A Tampa cat owner is $25,000 richer this week after his internet video captured the grand prize in "The Friskies" — awards for the best Internet cat videos of the year.

Yes, you read that right. $25,000. (Note to self: Adopt cat. Film antics. Get rich.)

Cole and Marmalade and their owner Chris Poole, Tampa's very own, took home the grand prize in for their Dumpster Kitty video. It also won as best strange video in the competition, which featured 12 finalists.

Poole was awarded a $5,000 for his win in the strange category, then took home another $20,000 as the overall winner in an internet voting contest. He was also awarded a golden "catuette."

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