St. Louis Cardinals issue media statement asking for the safe return of “RallyCat”

Despite earlier reports of being safe, an adorable cat who interrupted the St. Louis Cardinals game Wednesday night is reported missing. After running across the field into ‘internet stardom’ the little tabby is reported missing by the woman who first represented herself as the owner.

RallyCat in action (Facebook)

In a news release, the Cardinals confirmed Thursday the now infamous internet cat remains missing and is NOT in the care of the Humane Society of Missouri as reported earlier.

Grounds crew member Lucas Hackmann caught the stray cat after it ran across the outfield outside of Gate 3 near the Stan Musial statue. Hackman was clawed at and bitten and received first aid for his injuries.

Cardinals fan Korie Harris wanted to take the cat she affectionately named “Yadi” to her home downtown but lost the cat in City Garden after leaving Busch Stadium. She stated in an interview with KMOV News

“Unfortunately, he got scared at City Garden and jumped in the bushes. After many, many hours of searching and waiting, he still has not emerged. I really fell in love with this little cat and can only hope we can be reunited.”

Despite putting down morsels of cat food, RallyCat hasn’t shown back up. The Cardinals went on to win the game 8-5. The Cardinals issued a news media release asking anyone who finds the cat to contact them so they may get the proper care for it.

For those living outside the U.S., the St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division.

Updates on RallyCat will be posted on their Facebook page. Follow Elisa on Facebook.

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