I the courtyard of my apartment, we have three strays who’ve been living with us for years. They’ve been caught and brought to the vet for fixing and shots, and a few of my neighbors feed them.
This morning I noticed a very large chunk of fur out on the grass (I really thought it was one of their tails!), and then this afternoon, I found out who’s fur it was. Poor thing looks like a horror show, and doesn’t seem to comfortable. I called my neighbor who said she’d noticed the problem in the past weeks, and that it’s just getting worse.
The cat’s fur is clumping, and then falling off in great wads. My neighbor wants to try to trap the cat, but it’s hard, because the three all stick together, and you’ll wind up with one of the others, most likely.
Anyway, here’s a picture. Does anyone have any idea what might cause this? (Not a great pic, hard to get the stray to pose. From the back, it looks like two wings sprouting out.)