The head mouser is looking to retire to a new home at Denver’s Coors Field — and has already received dozens of applications from baseball fans hoping to adopt the famous cat.
The shaggy black cat, known by some as Smokey and by others as Midnight, is the oldest resident cat at the Colorado Rockies ballpark, where many stray cats have lived for a decade or more.
But because of his age, Smokey is ready to trade in the baseball field for an indoor setting where he can live out his golden years with human companions, Animal Rescue of the Rockies said.
“Smoky is now looking for a permanent indoor home as he is retiring from his unofficial position as Coors Field’s head of pest control,” the animal rescue organization wrote in its letter. Adoption Advertisement.
One of the caretakers of the Coors Field cats has taken Smokey into her home as the animal shelter reviews an influx of applications to find her a permanent home.
The organization further added, “He is shy of strangers but warm to his regular caregivers…allows for nurturing and care…on his own terms.”
Black Beauty, who is neutered and up to date on her vaccines, is looking for a quiet home without children and is learning to use the litter box. He will do better in a location with few or no other pets and needs an extra attentive human who can take care of his medical needs, including his FIV+ diagnosis.
The animal rescue said a home with a secure “catio” would be a dream for Smokey so he can reminisce about peanuts, Cracker Jacks and the good old days of Rockies fans.
Due to Smokey’s immense popularity, Animal Rescue of the Rockies is no longer accepting applications for this famous cat.
Instead, the organization urges interested cat parents to adopt another kitten in her honor — including a young tuxedo cat named Olivia, who has seasonal allergies, a frail “Zero” named Deb, Cats, a vision-impaired cat named Maeve and a gray tabby named Cat. Monell who has been in foster care for over a year.