Remember that story we did, about the rally cat that ran into the middle of a major league baseball game? Well here is the latest update on what is happening. And yes, the cutie Rally Cat had been captured, and taken to a rescue shelter and has received medical attention that was need.
Now, there is a whole new issue... a full-on custody battle! There's a dispute between the shelter that found and rescued the cat from the streets and the team that won a game after the little guy made a surprising appearance on the field. (Good Luck?)
?For those who have somehow missed the cat's story to this point here is the background, the mysterious cat somehow made it through security and ran onto the field at Bush Stadium. Pausing the game for a couple minutes as it made its way through obstacles. After all the commotion, the team all of a sudden hit a comeback grand slam. The cat disappeared after that, but not to worry. It was later found and brought to the shelter, safe and sound.
So here is where things stand right now;
According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the shelter has received "thousands" of inquiries about Rally Cat's adoption status "including many great organizations like the St. Louis Cardinals, in addition to many cat-loving individuals about adopting Rally" and that there is already an adoption process in place. Its not clear whether that process is with the team or other individuals.
However, the Cardinals are clear as day about where they stand and that's squarely in the "this cat is ours" camp.
?Cardinals VP of Communications Ron Watermon says "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." The only barrier besides adoption keeping the team from getting Rally Cat right now is a mandatory 10-day quarantine, which will expire on Monday, as the shelter says the cat needs to gain some weight to be perfectly healthy.
The shelters main priority right now, isn't who gets Rally Cat, as long as it is placed in a loving forever home. The Cardinals also aren't forgetting the organization that rescued it in the first place. The Post-Dispatch report also says that part of the planned ceremony will recognize the cat's volunteers and rescuers!
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