New kitty hanging around, is he a stray?
A couple of days ago a new cat showed up. He seems to be around 6-8 months, has a brown (very tight, looks like a dog collar that was cut actually so it is very frayed on the end) collar on him with no tags. He is so sweet and comes right up to me and my SO when I call him. However we have lived here for 20 years and have never seen this cat in our lives, and we've seen plenty of cats. He is not neutered, but I have yet to see him spray. The first day he appeared he was running around the yard playing like crazy and actually kept going up to my front door trying to get inside! He stuck around all day and at night seemed to have disappeared. Yesterday we did not see him at all, so we figured he might have been someone's cat that escaped and found his way home. However, lo and behold, today he shows up in our front yard out of nowhere! I'm not sure what to make of this guy. I really would like to call my low cost spay and neuter and just get the poor thing fixed, but what if he actually is someone's pet? I suppose I could try asking around, but I have a sinking feeling someone dumped him near our house since we are known as cat/animal lovers and feed anything that comes around. What are your opinions? What would you do in my situation? Thanks guys!