Originally Posted by PrimoBabe
I'm guessing that Stephen wasn't wearing a collar and identification? It's possible that some kind, well-meaning person found Stephen, thought he was a stray cat, and brought him inside for food and shelter.
I hadn't yet put any ID on him, which I regret deeply. I was taking it slow since he's still semi-feral. He particularly hated having his neck and chin touched, and would nip me if I tried, so I was reluctant to try a collar right away. I was going to take him and Greg in together for microchipping, but I was waiting for a convenient weekend, and I waited too long.
It's possible that someone has taken him in, and it's just as possible that he was already owned to begin with, and finally went home. He wasn't skinny or starving when he showed up, and he's capable of great affection when he's in the mood, so he could be someone's pet even though he's feral-ish. Lots of people let their cats run so wild around here that they aren't easily distinguishable from strays or ferals. Either way, I really hope he's found a home, whether an old or new one.
Originally Posted by Jeanie
Jet, I wrote some extra hints in this sticky. Please try them. I hope they help.
Thanks so much, Jeanie. I've been trying to follow all the tips, and every new one helps.