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Rally Cat in the Middle of a Kitty Custody Battle Between the Cardinals and the Rescue Who Has Him

If this story wasn’t weird enough, the Rally Cat saga continues…

Last week, a little feral kitten made headlines as the “Rally Cat” after he ran across the field during a Major League Baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. Immediately after he was taken from the field, the Cards rallied and won the game.

This was no ordinary story, however. Right after leaving the field, the cat was lost, then snatched up by a fan, then lost again, and finally trapped and found by St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach, who is currently caring for the little guy. (And getting LOTS of press and attention with him)

On Wednesday, they released a statement, explaining that “Rally” is in good health. The organization also explained they’ve received tons of adoption inquiries, including one from the Cardinals, but have not yet decided on Rally’s new home:

 

The Cardinals, however, have already staked a claim on what they specifically referred to as “our” cat. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

“The St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach organization has assured us they will be returning our cat to us after a mandatory 10-day quarantine period,” said Ron Watermon, the team’s vice president of communications.

In fact, the team is planning a Rally Cat Appreciation Day at Busch Stadium on September 10th, when they plan to raise money for the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach and officially welcome Rally Cat back to the team.

“Rally Cat will be cared for by our team, making the Cardinals Clubhouse his home,” Watermon said. “Mike and our players are looking forward to loving and caring for him.”

Will Rally Cat be there? That remains to be seen. The feral rescue is saying he isn’t gaining weight like they had hoped. So, he is going into 10-day quarantine and then will be neutered. We will have to wait and see!

Do you think Rally Cat should go back to the Cardinals? Weigh in!

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Colleen Hardesty

    Aug 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Yes, Rally cat should go to the Cardinals. He helped them win so he belongs to them. Since he’s Feral, he needs lots of love & who better to give it to him than these guys??? Plus they are also helping other Ferals!!!

    • Kim

      Aug 18, 2017 at 9:34 am

      How are they helping ferals exactly?
      The night Yadi hit his grand slam , RallyCat was put out on the street.
      St Louis Feral Cat Outreach trapped him .
      The Cards never went to find this NOT feral cat . The Cards want him after he was retrieved and they seen how much publicity he generates.
      The Cards should let him find a living family and use the opportunity to shine a light on the thousands of stray,feral and homeless animals in kill shelters in the region who could use the exposure the Cards could give them. They see $$ in that cat ,that is all.

      • Cindy van Seters

        Aug 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm

        The cat got away as ferals are wont to do.

  2. neil

    Aug 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    How is the cat?

  3. Leo

    Aug 18, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I hope that whoever gets custody of him names him “Raleigh”. 🙂

  4. Pingback: The Saga Continues: Rally Cat Will NOT Be Going Back to the Cardinals

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