MetLife Stadium officials said Thursday the search for the fleet feline that briefly delayed the nationally televised game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Monday night has been unsuccessful.
During the game's second quarter, the cat wandered onto the field before sprinting through the Giants' end zone.
But as of Wednesday night, the cat still had yet to be located, and another update was issued via MetLife's Twitter.
"From time to time we have seen cats on the complex and the Meadowlands Racetrack has a trap, neuter and release program in place and now feeds approximately 30 barn cats", the stadium said in its statement.More news: Tons of people received texts from February ... last night
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.
It then finished its run along the end line before running up the tunnel to cheers from the crowd.
The research started on Tuesday early morning with several humane traps staying stationed in the stadium.
It did, however, note that the Meadowlands Racetrack, located in the same complex, has a Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) program that feeds approximately 30 barn cats, which help to control the rodent population. Indeed, some estimates this week place the number of cats calling MetLife Stadium home in the hundreds.
"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.More news: Facebook says up to 100 developers may have accessed Groups members' data
During its viral moment, MetLife Stadium staff and New Jersey State Troopers attempted to herd the cat towards the end zone, away from the players.
But the cat didn't leave right away.
MetLife Stadium was built by the Giants and Jets using private funds.
With MetLife Stadium serving as the scene for seven more National Football League games this season, an encore appearance is far from out of the question.
"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 now feeds approximately 30 barn cats", the statement said.More news: Thomas Partey scores own goal in Atletico Madrid defeat to Leverkusen
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