Not-Quite-A-Stray at my front door, what do I do? Looks well fed and is very friendly with no tags
About 3 weeks ago when there was a lot of rain here, a gray cat took up residence under the front deck of my house. I assumed that it would only be there for a few days during the rain, and tried to shoo it when I could as we already have an indoor cat that tends to go nuts when he sees a cat near the window. Usually when it saw me it would run under the deck, but last night I heard meowing while making dinner and went on the porch to see it sitting there. I said one "here kitty, kitty" and it came right up to head-but me and rub on my leg. From this I know that it is not feral, and it looks to be very well fed, considering that I have seen it under my deck for a few weeks. I don't want it to adopt it, we have one very old cat and want to be pet-free for a few years after he passes. I have only pet it, I HAVE NOT fed it, nor let it inside. I don't want it killed, as it is not feral, and I suspect it might be a neighbors, and I don't want to take someone's pet. Any ideas?
on Feb 3rd 2010
in Shelters & Rescue
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Try getting a hold of all of your neighbors and see if she is anybodys pet . Then if it isn't try taking a picture and put it on a flyer and put them up in different places so more people can see . It could be that the cat just went out for a walk and anybe got lost or is just visiting people . Or way she doesn't sound like a feral cat . If all of this doesn't work to find her family and you still don't want another pet . Try finding her a good home for her . That is how I got one of my brothers . The people who found him had four cats of their own and they didn't get along with him so they put up adds in the supermarkets to find him a home of his own .
Airel answered on 2/3/10. Helpful? / 0
Could you put a collar on the cat with a note? Make sure it is one of those breakaway collars so they don't get caught on something. That way if the cat has a home, the owners will see the note and call you.
Samoa answered on 2/3/10. Helpful? / 0