My favorite manager is Tony La Russa, he and I agree on several points when it comes to baseball. We also agree on something very close to my heart. Homeless pets. I knew about the story and felt bad for the poor kitty, I have worked in a stadium it can be very big and scary and to a cat it is multiplied. I had heard that the kitty went home with La Russa and until today that was all I thought about the cat who later would be named Evie.
I follow Tony on Twitter and I am familiar with ARF. Animal Rescue Foundation. Today I read the history of ARF. which you can find here: https://www.arflife.org/history
The story goes that the poor kitty ran around the field and was so scared of all the big scary guys trying to catch her. Tony gently coaxed her into the A’s clubhouse and then took her home. He and his wife Elaine made the sad discovery that there were NO no-kill shelters and the kitty who would later be named Evie after the owner of the A’s would be killed. Tony and Elaine found a permanent home for Evie but the experience led them to change.
Less than a year after saving Evie they created ARF, with the goal to save cats and dogs from the high-kill shelters. In the first year they had some office space and saved about 100 cats and dogs. Today they have a 37,700 square foot animal shelter and have rehomed more than 30,000 animals.
Please go to https://www.arflife.org/ and make a donation. Keep animals off the street and the field.