Mystery black cat on Central Park/Belden.
- A black medium haired cat has been trying its darndest to adopt us,
taking to living on our front porch and bolting into our house if we
let down our guard for a second. It has been really hard not to let
him stay, especially on the subzero days we've had.
He's got a green collar with a bell on it and is very friendly so I
assume he's got a home somewhere. He's also very thin (you can
distinctly feel his ribs and backbone) and is, um, unaltered. As he's
a red-blooded tomcat, he's taken to spraying the front of our house, a
smell both overwhelmingly icky and one that is now attracting other
feral cats. (No, we don't have a cat in heat inside.)
First of all, does he belong to any of you? I don't want to feed him
and encourage him to stay, cute as he is, if he's getting care
Second of all, and this is more a general question to the listserv--I
am kind of disturbed he's got his man parts intact and have half a
mind to whisk him down to PAWS for a quick snip but my husband says we
can't do that to someone else's cat. I think it's bad news that this
fuzzy Lothario could be fathering litters of kittens out there, and
think it's the responsible thing to do, even if he's not our cat. What
do you think?
So, is he yours? If so, please get him neutered! It's really cheap
through PAWS. And you might want to feed him a bit more. And keep him
inside if it's below zero! Mr. Puffington may have a fluffy coat, but
it's not enough during the cold snaps.
Thanks for the ramble,
Carrie (junior crazy cat lady)