- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa cat owner is $25,000 richer after his Internet video captured the grand prize in “The Friskies”- the awards for the best Internet cat videos of the year.

The Tampa Bay Times (https://bit.ly/1rs2INM) reports that cat owner Chris Poole recently took home the grand prize for his ‘Dumpster Kitty’ video. It also won as best strange video in the competition, which featured 12 finalists.

The video depicts Marmalade, an orange feline, climbing into a small, lidded garbage can as the black-furred Cole looks on.

Poole was awarded $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.”

The contest was sponsored by a pet food company.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.

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