By feeding the cat, it won’t leave or try to find it’s way home.
Craigslist has a lost and found section. Post a photo and see what you get for replies.
If he is friendly enough scoop him up and take him to a vet. If the owner did the right thing the cat has a chip and that chip can be read by the vet who can return the cat to it’s owner.
my cat is chipped but he has to be with someone who will bring him in. I suspect his fatt butt is somewhere happy to be fed and petted. And thus, he won’t come home until the food runs out.
That’s good advice, I never thought about an implanted chip. Of course he/she has no collar, but our former cat went out and didnt’ have a collar because I would only let her have the “safety” collars and of course they fell off. (and our poor beloved Holly got hit by a car and died, the only cat I ever had who went outside - DISASTER is all I can really say).
It was really hubby who fed the cat first. (him or George W. Bush if you know what I mean!) But the cat did/does seem undernourished, and it was meowing. We have a lot of random cats around here, but they never come to the door and meow.
I even talked to one gal at work who feeds the outside cats, she says: they never meow.
I have checked Craig’s List and didn’t see anything. They are good, but not good because everything just scrolls. I don’t think there is a good way to search there. I haven’t seen any signs up around here.
A little problem with Craig’s list for us, we are in a strange part of NJ. It is hard to classify us, our area could be considered part of “Central NJ” or “Jersey Shore” of even “Northern NJ”. We are actually Northern NJ Shore, but that is not a category/area.
ah, but male cats tend to roam.
If you love your cat, neuter him or her as soon as possible, and keep them in doors. It sounds cruel, but it will keep them alive.