From Rankin-Bass' final series, the anthology series Comic Strip, comes a feline crimestopper whose exploits pre-dated Hanna-Barbera's SWAT Kats by 6 years.
Karate Kat was an operative for McClaw's Detective Agency, but his biggest flaw was his own ego getting in the way, kind of like Hong Kong Phooey (due to the martial arts angle) or The Inspector (everything else). He narrated his own adventures, in a send-up of detective dramas like Magnum, P. I., but if the writing was better, maybe this could've been spun off on its own. Then again, maybe not.
Scope the episode, "Sardine Turnovers":
The series has not been issued on DVD as of this writing. Warner Bros., which now owns the rights, is in no hurry.