MetLife teams up with rescue group to find game-crashing black cat

Ruben Hill
November 8, 2019

The elusive black cat from "Monday Night Football" is nonetheless on the run.MetLife Stadium officials reported Thursday the look for for the fleet feline that briefly delayed the nationally televised match amongst the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Monday evening has been unsuccessful.The lookup commenced on Tuesday morning with numerous humane traps now being stationed in the stadium.

But with extensive efforts to locate the cat proving fruitless, the odds of the fan favorite feline making another appearance at MetLife Stadium this season are at a long +800 in the National Football League specials at Bovada.

Additionally, MetLife Stadium has set out to correct erroneous media reports suggesting they house upwards of 300 feral cats, noting that there are roughly 30 cats on the Meadowlands grounds and almost all are barn cats from Meadowland Racetrack where a TNR program is in place to keep them fed.

Will the black cat that made an unscheduled on-field appearance this week on Monday Night Football return to the gridiron at MetLife Stadium again this season?

"There have been erroneous reports in the media that MetLife Stadium houses and feeds 300 cats which is simply not true", Strus added in her statement.

"We are grateful for the outpouring of support and will continue to work with PuppyKittyNYCity to try to locate the black cat".

In addition to setting humane traps, stadium management also brought in cat capture specialists in an effort to track down the fleet-footed feline.

PuppyKittyNYCity said that if the cat is caught, it will be assessed for a home or relocation, The Associated Press reports.

During the game's second quarter, the cat wandered onto the field before sprinting through the Giants' end zone.

Stadium workers, accompanied by New Jersey state troopers, herded the feline towards the end zone away from the players.

The cat didn't leave right away. It eventually exited the field in the corner of the end zone and into the tunnel but has yet to be found.

MetLife Stadium was crafted by the Giants and Jets applying private cash. It is owned by the MetLife Stadium Co., a joint venture of the groups. However, they did acknowledge that 30 barn cats occasional make their way over to MetLife from the Meadowlands Racetrack next door.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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