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All My Children and Days stars help animals find homes.

Soaps.com reported the schedule for this year’s Hallmark Countdown to Valentine’s Day event, featuring soap opera alums in new movie premieres, and we have more fun February events to pass along…

Hallmark’s 1st Annual Cat Bowl

Hallmark’s 1st Annual Cat Bowl will take place on Saturday February 2 at 10:00 PM on the Hallmark Channel. Animal advocate Beth Stern will host the event and be joined by announcers Days of our Lives’ Alison Sweeney (Sami) and All My Children alum, Home & Family host Cameron Mathison (Ryan). The special, which is part of the channel’s evergreen pet initiative Adoption Ever After, will feature adorable and adoptable adult cats competing for love on the gridiron, as well as inspirational stories of senior and special needs cats. Over 500 shelter partners will showcase local animals available for adoption from February 2 – 16.

Hallmark’s Kitten Bowl VI

To help kick-off Super Bowl LIII on Sunday February 3, with the New England Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Rams, the Hallmark Channel will return for its Kitten Bowl VI at 2:00 PM. The nation’s most beloved rescue pet adoption event of the year will showcase rescued kittens from across the US as they compete for the National Championship of Feline Football trophy. As of this year, over 25,000 shelter pet adoptions have taken place since the Kitten Bowl’s 2014 premiere. Beth Stern returns to host from the Hallmark Channel Stadium. Actor Dean Cain, whose NFL career ended before it began as a result of a knee injury, and former NFL player Rodney Peete will give a play by play while former NFL running back Rashad Jennings and four-time Pro Bowl NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason commentate the event.

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The American Rescue Dog Show

On Sunday February 17 and Monday February 18 at 8:00 PM, Rebecca Romijn will host the second installment of The American Rescue Dog Show to help save the lives of dogs via shelter pets. The competition will future mixed and pure breed rescue dogs racing each other in various adorable categories with the main goal being to end pet homelessness. The show is different from other national championship dog shows by showcasing shelter dogs in categories such as Best Wiggle Butt, Best Underbite, Best Sofa Sleeper and many more. What makes this special is that all dogs taking part in the competition have been adopted to loving forever homes.