So, I was driving home from work yesterday, and I was driving through the complex and I saw out of the corner of my eye this little calico kitten (probably no more than 3-4 months old by the looks of it). Now, I had groceries in the car (with ice cream!!!) mind you, but I pulled over and went to investigate.
THe kitty was very clean looking, and although she was running away from me a bit, she wasn't that hard to catch. Of course she didn't like me picking her up, and I have scratchmarks to prove it, but she seemed ok...
So I went to the nearby buildings and i started to ring some doorbells to see if anyone knew whose it was. Long story short: nobody seems to know, and one person said they think they remember seeing that kitten around a particular apartment that has a cat-tree sitting on their patio.
After asking the people who live below me that have a cat what they think, we decided to let her go. She was very clean for a stray cat, and she wasn't difficult to catch or pick up, which to them suggested she is someone's outdoor cat. But I don't know for sure, and I feel awful wondering if I just let a stray stay loose and contributed to the overpopulation problem.
I have a feeling Kiera would freak out if I had brought her home, so that wasn't necessarily the answer. I also don't know the shelters around here, and I wouldn't want to take her to a shelter that would possibly kill her, especially when I didn't know if she was someone's cat!
I don't know if I did the right thing... but I just wanted to tell someone... I feel awful about it.