Cleveland Heights cat semifinalist in video contest

Killa, a Cleveland Heights cat, in a still from the contest video.

Cleveland Heights resident Joi Moss and her cat Killa have a chance to become viral video stars. Out of thousands of video submissions, theirs has been selected as a semifinalist in the category of Rescue Cat for “The Friskies”—an annual award show for the “best new Internet cat videos.”

Killa, whose full name is Killer Jermain Goode, is a 12-year-old rescue cat. Killa has “quite the personality,” according to Moss, and thinks he owns the neighborhood—often lounging on neighbor’s patios and porches. Killa hates skunks, other cats (even his sister Missy), and—as demonstrated in his entry video—hands.

To view Moss and Killa’s video, and to cast a vote to help them move on to become finalists in the competition, go to

Voting ends on Sept. 16, at 12 noon.

If they are named finalists, Moss and Killa will travel to New York City for a chance to take home a gold-plated Friskies Catuette trophy, a $5,000 cash prize, and the honor of being named the number one video in the Rescue Cat category. 

“The Friskies” Award Show, hosted by comedian and cat owner Michael Ian Black, takes place on Oct. 15 and will be broadcast online at

Christine Amoscato

Christine Amoscato is a public relations representative for Friskies.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 10:29 AM, 09.10.2013