Yet another situation...
What's with all these neglectful cat owners lately? So there's this cat who lives two door down from me. Hes indoors most of the time but the guy lets him out for an hour or two a day. He stays in the neighbourhood and everyone knows him. He shouldn't be outdoors to begin with. He is super friendly... Runs up to everyone flips over for a belly rub and starts to head butt you like crazy all the while purring like a motor boat and rubbing up against you. He approaches everything and won't defend himself, just runs away. Here's the problem.
Yesterday I was walking my dog and I heard a car honking like crazy on the main road that leads to the busy service road. It was the cat(don't know his name we have been calling him buddy). He was sitting in the middle of the road in front of the car and would not move. The car went around him. He still wouldn't move so I approached him with my dog(he's kind of scared of dogs) and shooed him to the grass. A few hours later I see him outside again wandering around. Then in the evening when we are putting out recycling we see him again. He started digging through recycling licking the old cans of cat food. Hmmm he had been outside all day and was starving. I bring him out a few treats and he scarfs them down. So I bring him a handful and he mows them. I noticed that he seemed really skinny compared to a few weeks ago.
Later that night I hear commotion outside, a different neighbour was out and her poodle was chasing something. It was the cat again, he was still out. The neighbour was petting him. So this morning bf goes to work and a few minutes after he left he comes back in and says come outside. The cat is on our porch again meowing. He was still outside!!! So I bring him some dry food and he inhales it, his coat is dry and full of dandruff so I bring him grain free wet with salmon oil on it, I leave it out for him. He ate half of it and when I went back out he was gone.
I am worried. I left more dry on the porch in case he's still out. There was a car in the owners driveway but I haven't seen anyone all weekend. There's no way for him to get In and out because it is a townhouse complex and pet doors arnt allowed.
I don't know if I should knock on his door or not? The cat will probably keep coming to my house for food now. I have no clue if the guy has been feeding him but it doesn't seem like it. I already have three cats and can't afford to feed him daily but I also don't want him to starve. :s
Last edited by 3furbabies; 08-20-2012 at 10:41 AM.