Originally Posted by Catman7766
a while ago i noticed that a stray orange cat is living own our property. i find him in the garage and in the garbage. i really want to feed it and bring it in, but with 7 other cats to feed, it might waste money and scare some of my cats. what should i do? feed it or leave it alone?
I'd say feed the cat and give it some shelter, like a warm box in the garage. At the first opportunity, trap it (you can often borrow traps from shelters or rescue groups) and get it checked out by a vet (not just whether it is neutered and for shots, but checked out for FeLV and FIV, for your cats' protection). We did the same, and had a (primarily outdoor) pet for about 6 years. He had access to our furnace/laundry room at all times, and spent a lot of time in our spare bedroom when the weather was vile or he was ill. This cat is obviously seeking food and shelter, and needs your help.