Is this your kitty?
He showed up at our house on Christmas Day and is still here - safe, snug, fed, watered and happily using a litter box. I don't think he had eaten in a few days, and he seemed genuinely freaked out by being outside in the cold.
Now, he's a great guy, but he can't stay. We've got five existing adoptees and a baby; it's already Crazy Town here and we're playing musical rooms to keep everybody separated.
He's super affectionate and well-behaved. He's clean, no ear mites or eye junk or apparent respiratory problems. It's clear that he is a well-socialized and loving house cat.
If you are one of my neighbors in northeast Pembroke, you will have already gotten a flier about this. If his home is further abroad than the exotic confines of Mogadore/Phelps Road, please contact me at fromtheboonies at gmail dot com.
If you dumped him, well, who am I to judge you. He provided me the opportunity to take in a stranger in need on Christmas Day, and I'm grateful for the experience. In any case the good folks at the Genesee County Animal Shelter (Volunteers 4 Animals) have 'room at the inn' for him, and he'll be taken there tomorrow unless his humans claim him sooner.
I'd also like to plug an organization I discovered while researching
my his options: Spay Our Strays. They rehabilitate feral cat colonies. They run monthly clinics and the general idea is Trap, Spay/Neuter, and Release (or placement on a farm as a barn cat).
In this case their services aren't really appropriate since I think this guy lives in a house. However, we get feral cats turning up out of the fields all the time and they drive our house cats absolutely nuts. In one case there was a physical altercation that left us with a $250 vet bill. I had no idea there was such an organization, but wow am I all for what they do and hope to assist their efforts going forward.
Thanks for reading!
Contact info again: fromtheboonies at gmail dot com