Animal shelters are real winners of 'Puppy Bowl'

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In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 photo, Michael Wright and his dog Toby (formerly called Fumble) pose for a portrait in New York. “Puppy Bowl,” an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. "It raises awareness for our shelter and others that take part," said Madeline Bernstein, president and CEO of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. “A lot of people have come in during the last year and said, 'I want a dog just like Fumble,'” she said, referring to spcaLA's entry in “Puppy Bowl VIII” who earned the game's Most Valuable Pup crown. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)