Need advice... Possibly found missing cat
I need a little advice here...
For months now there have been signs posted all over my city... I mean ALL OVER for a missing kitty. You can't help but notice them as they've been up for nearly a year now.
The other day I heard Sheba meowing and then another meow I didn't recognize. I went to the door and saw Sheba looking through the screen door at another cat and mewoing at it. The cat looked a lot like the cat I'd seen on the posters. Also, he was very thin so most likely stray for a while. I tried to catch him with no luck. He immediately ran away and wouldn't let me near him. It is possible that it isn't the right cat, as it is a college town and there are sadly lots of strays here (that's how we found sheba).
But I called the number on the signs just in case it was him and let them know what I saw. The girl was at work and unable to come and look around, but told me to call her the next time I saw him.
I would like to catch this guy, even if he isn't the right cat to get him healthy and take him to the APL. But if he won't let me near him, I'm not sure how to go about it. I put out a bowl of food and hopefully he will stop by again. I saw him in the yard this morning, but once he saw me he ran off.
Any tips on how to catch this guy?