Originally Posted by hissy
It's difficult to tell when a strange cat shows up. If he is feral, he won't be in great shape,and you wouldn't be able to get close. If he is long haired, he might be matted, his coat will be dingy, he would probably be intact and not neutered. Is his left ear cut off a bit? We call it tipping, and it identifies a cat within an outside colony that has been fixed. He could be a stray, he could be a lost cat. I would take a picture of him and take the photo around the neighborhood and ask people. Someone may be missing him fiercely, and then again someone could have dumped him off hoping someone else would take care of him.
He isn't feral, he is a sweet cat. He doesn't like my dad, but then again, who does, lol. He has shorthair, he isn't emaciated but I would like to see him gain a pound or so. We had a box of science diet food samples on the porch that were suppose to go into the truck, he tore through both the box and the bags. I would say he was pretty hungry. He is a blue tabby with a thick coat, its not shiney. He is neutered and he is not tipped. I haven't seen any lost cat signs. I've never seen this cat before and he has been hanging around here a lot recently. There are no lost cat signs in my neighborhood and there is no missing cat in listed in the paper or reported to the Humane Society. Here is the thing, I live near a semi-busy street and am worried about him getting hit by a car. He doesn't have a collar or tags on, he doesn't even have the "collar ring" that cats get from having their collar on, so I don't think he has had one on lately. With as much as he hangs around and as much as he eats I am worried he is a stray, or simply not getting cared for at home. Today was cold and rainy, I felt bad for him being outside. When I open the door he tries to come in. I don't know what to do with him, I would think if he was an outdoor cat he would have tags or be microchipped (I can take him to work with me tommorrow and scan him), and if he got out a caring owner would have called the humane society to report him missing and put a free notice in the paper. If I don't find a chip in him should I keep him? I just don't know what to do with Quadpod.