I cannot believe, even as old as I am, how STUPID some people are, and how callous they can be. The idiot that lives next door to me 'inherited' a cat from her idiot sister about a year ago, an adult male. Everything seemed fine, but 2 weeks ago , the nitwit told me that 'Vicious' (cat wasn't the least bit mean) had started urinating on the floor and a couch even though she had a litter box for him and the other cat she has. So, instead of trying to find the solution to the problem, she gave the cat to her then roomates boyfriend who liked Vicious, and Vicious seemed to like him. He had always been an inside cat voluntarily, didn't like to go out. Well, the boyfriend took him to his house out in the country, and immediately put him outside with no access to the house, only an old barn. Now the roomate (who has since moved out) and the boyfriend are avoiding the idiot, even though they told her she could have Vicious back anytime she wanted him, which now she does (I think I shamed her into regret). I am afraid that Vicious has left his new 'home', and is trying to find his way back where he belongs which would be fatal (20 miles), or he has already been killed. I can't believe someone could be so shallow and cruel to throw an animal away so easily, and others could be so stupid to think that they could just throw him outside in a strange place and expect him to stay. Sorry for the long post, but this has upset us very much and put a damper on Thanksgiving. Milton.