The following day my husband was cleaning out the deep freeze, and found a couple of meat packages that had been ripped so he put them in a box and set the box on the deck so we could take it to the dump later. It is below freezing here and we did not think the frozen meat would attract coyotes, but it did attract the stray cat.
I was just about to go outside and I noticed a fluffy tabby and white cat sitting at the box trying desperately to get some food. I opened the door but the cat took off. At that point I figured it was feral. Later in the afternoon I spotted it again trying to get some meat but this time when I opened the door the cat did not run. I approached it and patted it. I went back inside to get it some cat food.
|As you can see this poor cat is really hungry.|
It is definitely friendly so I assume it was a pet, perhaps abandoned, or scared off its home by coyotes. I put up a poster at the mailboxes but so far nobody has called about this cat. It is thin and so I am going to continue to give it extra canned food.
If nobody claims the cat then we will end up keeping it, but for now I do hope somebody calls and says "Hey that's my cat".
Here is information on what to do if you find a stray cat.