I have to admit this pitting is presumptive - I may be wrong in my assumptions.
Last week, when I was coming home I found an orange/yellow tabby cat in the front hallway of my apartment building. I assumed it had simply walked out of someone’s apartment, and thought nothing more of it - then.
It is now Thursday of this week. I was coming into the apartment building again by the back way, and saw the same cat, now without the flea collar it had had on last week, and yowling, either wanting out or in somewhere. I tried ignoring the silly thing, but couldn’t do it. I got out a bowl of milk and seduced the cat into my apartment. Then set up ‘Found Cat’ notices, hoping I’m wrong - and the former neighbors who’d just moved out didn’t simply kick the cat out of their apartment and leave.
However, I’m a pessimist.
If I don’t hear from anyone about the cat w/in 72 hours (maybe less - I don’t have a litter box or anything else for keeping a cat) I’m going to have to take the cat to the animal shelter. I’m just pissed that the former owners (if that’s what has happened - I may be wrong.) didn’t have the decency to do it themselves. Asshats.
I see something like what happened to margin’s cat, or anyone else who’s lost a pet through someone else’s carelessness… then this nonsense - taking on a pet is a life-long commitment. If you can’t keep it, you don’t abandon the animal. That’s just the coward’s way out. Leaving other people to clean up after you.