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Local rescue dog to play in Puppy Bowl

Little Mighty (Provided Photo/Animal Planet)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis rescue dog will play in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIX on Sunday.

Little Mighty, a rescue dog from IndyHumane, will play on Team Ruff at the Puppy Bowl, which begins at 2 p.m. on Animal Planet, Discovery, Discovery+, and TBS.

The Puppy Bowl takes place on the day of the Super Bowl each year. The game features adoptable puppies from across the U.S., from a Native American organization, Dominica, and the West Indies.

Puppy Bowl XIX will feature 122 puppies from 67 shelters and rescue organizations in 34 states and the Caribbean. Every furry athlete is a rescue dog waiting to be adopted from a shelter or foster home.

During the game, fans will also meet 11 special needs puppy players looking for their forever homes, including Julius, a hearing-impaired dalmatian, and Marmalade, a sight- and hearing-impaired Australian cattle dog/border collie mix.

The fur-tastic fun begins with a 1 p.m. pre-game show on Animal Planet, Discovery, Discovery+, and TBS. If you’re a cat lover, don’t miss the traditional Kitty Halftime Show!

Visit the Animal Planet website to learn more about Puppy Bowl XIX.