Originally Posted by kittymonsters
Are you sure this cat is a stray? Have you looked for an owner? Have you had her scanned for a microchip? She looks in good condition and has obviously been socialized by people. Please think Lost not stray!
This cat could very well be lost from miles away and her owners desperately searching for her. Accidents happen and cats escape. In fact my old vet lost one of her client's cats when it got scared and jumped through the screen of an opened window.
Yes, such things ares very possible. One example is our older cat, a stud at that time, did also fled from the vet... But was found three days later. This is b.t.w. some of the reason why I try to help strays and homeless: it is my way to repay the Fate for protecting him and bringing him back...
It is very correct of you Mopar to help this help-needing cat and take in her. The trick in all such cases is to simultaneously seek actively after the owner.
Adopt only if you DONT find owner.