Cat Video Contest – ‘Check Meow-T’ with Kelly and Ryan

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are on the lookout for some cool cats. On their Jan. 8th show Live with Kelly and Ryan, the two hosts announced the “Check Meow-T Video Contest”, which they described as the “purr-fect” contest for anyone with a fantastic feline that can do a fun trick or has an adorable habit. They already had you at feline…didn’t they?

The team at “Live” partnered with Cat’s Pride for this contest, and not only will one lucky winner will receive $5,000 cash, but Cat’s Pride will make a matching donation to the winner’s favorite local cat shelter. How paw-some is that!

Viewers got to submit a short video of their cat and on Friday, January 26, the five finalists were selected by the “Live” staff.

Now it’s up to viewers to vote for their favorite. Voting  is open until Monday, January 29 at 4 pm ET. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 2, 2018.

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Ryan and co-host Maria Menounos announced the five finalists on Friday January 26th:

  1. From Enola, Pennsylvania … Gretchen Noll & Boots
  2. From New Milford, Connecticut … Cathy Paradiso & Simba
  3. From Powder Springs, Georgia … Sandra McBrayer & Miep
  4. From Parlin, New Jersey … Meg Pizzano & Mortimer
  5. From Stratford, Connecticut … Lauren Sara & Dave

See their hilarious video submissions below.  >^..^<

YOUR TURN:  OK, if you haven’t already, it’s time to submit your vote. Like right MEOW!


We’ll be updating this post with the winner once voting is complete. If you’re willing, drop us a note in the “leave a comment” box below and tell us which one you picked.



  1. Janice January 28, 2018
  2. Jennifer A Tolson February 1, 2018

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