The Mets aren't the only ones leaving Shea Stadium forever. Apparently some people are worried about the small cat population that has made Shea their home over the years.
"They're part of Mets lore," said Bryan Kortis of Neighborhood Cats, a Manhattan rescue group. "So why not keep them around?"Kortis estimated the stadium may be home to 20 to 40 cats, based on Shea's size and its proximity to Flushing Bay, which makes the Willets Point section of Queens a haven for rodents.
A spokeswoman for the city Parks Department said Shea staff believes only one or two cats live at the ballpark. She said when cats are caught, they are taken to shelters."When they take out a tarp and roll it and a cat pops up ... it'd be unlikely there'd only be one or two," Kortis responded. "They need cats there because they're right near the water, and if they don't have them, they're going to be overrun with rats."
Wow, you can't make this stuff up. With all the problems in the world, some people are using their time to try and save 5-10 cats. Way to make a difference.
Mick Jagger summed it up in "Shattered"