ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The fur is flying between the Feral Cat Outreach group and the St. Louis Cardinals over the fate of Rally Cat, the domestic longhair that scampered across the field in a game this last month during a game between Kansas City and St. Louis. Now the nonprofit says it won’t let the Cards adopt rally Cat and will instead find someone else to give him his forever home.
The nonprofit says the Cards only to commercialize Rally Cat – the club already said it’s holding a Rally Cat theme night this next month – and now they say they will not let him be adopted by the team. The group’s attorney, Albert Watkins, says he understands the emotions involved but the cat needs a good home.
In a statement, Cardinal Vice President of Communications, Ron Watermon says, “This whole thing is silly. Getting straight answers from the group has been like herding cats. Our goal was to work out a mutually beneficial arrangement between STLFCO and the Cardinals to care for the Rally Cat and raise money and awareness for their mission, but with multiple people claiming to represent their organization, it was difficult to get something done. We would dispute their version of things, but don’t want to be engaged in a cat fight.”
Watermon also says the club will still hold Rally Cat Appreciation Day and will be raising money for the both STLFCO & Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rights Foundation.