The cat had been showing up nearly daily. About mid-February I had to…

The cat had been showing up nearly daily. About mid-February I had to travel out of state. I made arrangements for someone to put out food for it. They never actually saw the cat and upon my return, I haven’t seen it since. The time we were away was the week when it stayed in single digit temperatures throughout the night. I had fixed up a box with a bedding and a light for warmth but it appeared to have been unused. Any advice? I’m really upset with myself that I didn’t do more to protect it from the environment.

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Sorry to hear of your concerns for this stray.  Often cats will move away if there is a shift in patterns.  So, this kitty may be a few streets over, being fed by a different person.  Or it may not have been stray at all, it might belong to a neighbor that finally decided to get serious about being a responsible cat owner and has made this kitty an indoor-cat. There is also the possibility that it got eaten by a coyote or Great Horned Owl.  Coyotes take a lot of cats in the fall and during cold snaps in… Read more »