I posted an earlier thread about this cat;
My mother began feeding a stray, but then she had second thoughts because she didn't want to become attached to the cat and adopt him. Her neighbor told her he is feeding the stray twice a day and even plans to take the cat with him when he moves to a new house.
On the surface this is great news. My mother can let her neighbor take responsibility for this stray. Unfortunately, I'm concerned that this neighbor might not be feeding the cat regularly. He seems to be gone for several days and the cat keeps hanging around my mother's house even though she has stopped feeding him. The cat is still a little bit skinny looking. I can feel his hips when I pet his back, but maybe that is normal. Maybe the neighbor is really feeding him and the cat has parasites that keep it skinny in spite of eating enough? I don't know.
His meow is saying "feed me" (it matches my own cat's meow when he wakes me up for breakfast). My mother was giving it canned food, so maybe it simply wants canned food instead of the dry food that her neighbor provides. But I worry that the neighbor is just feeding the stray once in a while for kicks and isn't taking responsibility for him.
I wish I could read his cat mind to find out how the neighbor is treating him.
It would be hard for me to adopt this cat, because it would need to be outdoor-only and this isn't a safe area (near a busy street and somebody in the area has a psychological problem and has been killing cats). I already have an indoor cat, and I don't want to disrupt his life.