Black cat still loose at MetLife Stadium

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There aren’t many good reasons to watch Sunday’s Giants-Jets game. Here’s one: The black cat may come back.

Via the Associated Press, the black cat that crashed the party on Monday night remains loose at MetLife Stadium, with efforts to capture the kitty unsuccessful.

“We are hopeful that together we can find the black cat that we all fell in love with Monday night,” said a statement issued Thursday via MetLife Stadium.

The cat surely doesn’t want to be caught. While far from Garfieldian proportions, the cat looks to be well fed, and food scraps from 82,000 fans attending 20 NFL games per year will tend help that process along.

MetLife Stadium denied in its statement a report that it feeds 300 cats.

“From time to time, we have seen cats on the complex and the Meadowlands Racetrack (located at the Meadowlands Sports Complex) has a TNR program in place and currently feeds approximately 30 barn cats,” the statement said.

“Barn cats” sounds a lot better than feral cats, which is what the black cat and whatever other stray cat Dwight Schrute may find running around the stadium is. Regardless, Sunday’s Giants-Jets game could feature a return of the cat, unless the cat is smart enough to know that there are far better things to do than watch the Giants and Jets play football.

12 responses to “Black cat still loose at MetLife Stadium

  1. Yes sports fans…your stadiums are filled with stray and feral cats
    but not a lot of rodents.

    I remember animal rescue groups pleading for more time before the old Vet Stadium was imploded because there were just so many cats still living inside.

  2. ““Barn cats” sounds a lot better than feral cats, which is what the black cat and whatever other stray cat Dwight Schrute may find running around the stadium is.”

    That’s quite possibly wrong. I help run a cat rescue in RI and many many of these outdoor cats are friendly cats abandoned by disgusting humans. Got a new job have to move? Sorry kitty can’t take you with me good luck and they’re just tossed out on the street for whatever reason. At that point they often do take on feral traits for survival, but don’t kid yourself

    Humans are the root cause of the outdoor cat problem and its the abandoned friendly ones that often suffer so much because they don’t have the survival skills the ones born outside have.

  3. With how both the Jets and Giants have played this season, he probably confused the field for the litter box.

  4. *harrisonhits2 says: Humans are the root cause of the outdoor cat problem and its the abandoned friendly ones that often suffer so much because they don’t have the survival skills the ones born outside have.*

    This. I went through an era of cats; they would show up on my property and I took them in. All of them were abandoned. People move and leave the cats and tell others as if it is okay. “Well I guess I’ll have to leave the cat.” The cat sits in the yard and wonders when they will return; they always have. They get hungry and wander and look for help. I hope they don’t hurt that cat at Metlife.

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