The gray tabby cat that disrupted a Major League Baseball game has now been found after having gone missing on Wednesday. The feline, which has since been dubbed as the “Rally Cat,” stole the show at the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Kansas City Royals game when it ran across the field.
The crowd exploded as the small cat made a commotion at the big suspenseful game event. A stadium employee ran to pick it up but the cat was so feisty, it fought back with scratches and bites.
The gray tabby dubbed as Rally Cat stole the show on Wednesday’s MLB game.
This “Rally Cat Wrangler” had to endure bites and scratches just to get the feline off the field.
Earlier reports had it that Rally Cat found its way to the Humane Society of Missouri. However, it was later confirmed that the cat was released outside the stadium’s Gate 3 by the same person who went to get it off the field. One Cardinals fan reportedly picked the tabby up but then the quadruped jumped, ran off and went missing — until on Friday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a local animal non-profit organization found a kitten early Friday and it was believed to be Rally Cat.
But how can one be sure that it was the same cat that pranced across the baseball field?
“We are pretty confident that this is Rally Cat,” Savannah Riley, a St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach board member said.
“This is cat-nerd stuff, but Rally Cat is a classic tabby, which is very rare, and last night we found a classic tabby kitten right where Rally Cat was last seen.”
Volunteers at the Cat Outreach went for a stake out along Citygarden on Market Street every night since the Cardinals’ game. They set up six traps around midnight at the same spot where Rally Cat was last seen.
Of course, there was food to lure the cat into a cage. After patiently waiting, the team spotted the kitten but didn’t catch it until it was 3:45 a.m.
On Friday afternoon, the kitten was taken to a vet and its sex has been confirmed.
It is a male kitten and its markings undeniably resemble those of the Rally Cat, as seen in pictures.
St. Louis Cardinals had sent a request to the nonprofit organization to adopt Rally Cat, but a final decision has not been made yet.
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