Those who know me well know that I’m not a big fan of cats. I’d much prefer a dog the size of a lab. My wife is extremely allergic so I never had to deal with them nor thought that I would. However, in the last week my boys and some other neighborhood children have discovered what appears to be a homeless cat. They have fed it and now it thinks it lives with us. It sits on our steps, tries to get in the house, and follows us like a dog might.
What to do with this skinny-as-rail cat?
My first thought was take it to the SPCA. I’m told though that euthanization is likely. My second thought is to get some other family to adopt it. I’m still in favor of this but my sons tell me “Adoption is OFF the table.” They wish to get a kitty door to allow it to come into our basement through the hatchway. My wife lobbied to have it live in our garage–where it seems to have slept recently since our forgetful boys left the side door open.
Question: Can you have an outdoor cat? In our Philly climate? Won’t we just be feeding the squirrels if we put out food?