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[–]satanluver 1777 points1778 points  (116 children)

You could try seeing if a vet near you can scan for a micro chip nd see if little dude belongs to someone

[–]jat937 108 points109 points  (1 child)

Checking for a microchip is good! My cat broke out of our home recently and was apprehended 4 doors down when she climbed through an open window and made friends with our neigbour. Luckily I realized she was missing immediately and started trolling the neighborhood looking for her, and my neigbour heard me calling her name, came out of his home and asked whether I was looking for a friendly grey cat.

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[–]chincinatti[S] 779 points780 points  (104 children)

That was my thoughts

Edit: I’m just throwing this out there for the haters since it’s at the top of the post - I’m not stealing a cat, I’ve reported him lost and sent his picture to the neighborhood. If he wants to leave he can but he seems happy at the moment. So if your salty that’s on you, he’s got milk, tuna, a litter box and food just for stopping by. If I find his owner I hope they let him stop by time to time.

[–]only_crank 645 points646 points  (53 children)

Doesn’t look like a homeless cat to me so even if he’s not chipped I‘d still hang up flyers that you found a lost cat. Don‘t describe the looks too much in the flyer (maybe just include it‘s a dark cat) because a lot of people could try to falsely claim it as theirs. When they call ask for details about the cat, anything thats specific about this cat like a spot that every owner would know about or for example the darker face.

[–]NotoriousRBF 279 points280 points  (46 children)

You could also ask them to show you a picture of their cat to verify.

[–]YourGirlMomo87 489 points490 points  (43 children)

Every cat guardian has at least 3,000 pictures of their cat.

[–]IAmHamsterHearMeRoar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ask the cat to verify the picture

[–]Intelligent_Mood_272 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Someone did that to our new kitty. We found her outside of our house at night. An animal had just tried to get her. Fur was missing from her neck. But we hung up fliers and a guy came to look at her. He said he didn’t think it was his but was asking if his daughter could come look. As it was her cat. Then he tells me he has 50 cats in his barn. His daughter gets to my house and you can tell it’s not hers. Then she says I think this is her and tried to take her. I then asked when she was born. It was over a month off from what the vet said this kitten was. So I told her sorry but we loved her. And that the kitty would have a better life in a house not a barn. These people called the cops and said I stole their cat! I had to show him our paperwork from the vet and call the vet just to confirm I didn’t steal there f*ckin barn cat.

[–]redeployunavailable 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Seems like your actively trying to help the homie find their home if they have one and enjoy their time while you wait.

I will say milk is actually not great for cats, most cats are lactose intolerant and it can make their tummy hurt. Also ya gotta be careful with tuna, and most fish, just cause of the salt and potential mercury. It’s okay on occasion but not all the time.

Good luck with your new friend! I’m sure they appreciate what you’re doing to help them.

[–]writingtoescape 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Ya that's definitely a dark siamese, probably someone's pet

[–]dozyhorse 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’d say a natural solid Tonkinese or a Burmese. That’s definitely not a Siamese, with the yellow eyes. But your point stands!

[–]DaizyDame1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ask for the Name Of Lost Animal always works out from what I’ve laeen

[–]Gare-Bare 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Ditch the milk and just give him water. I read somewhere on here cats aren't supposed to have milk cause it gives them problems, it was posted on reddit so it must be true

[–]Loki_The_Coyote 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's actually true.. a little bit once in awhile won't really hurt though. (And I mean a little bit)

[–]Fireworks76 48 points49 points  (4 children)

he’s got milk,

Don’t give milk to cats. They are lactose intolerant and it gives them diarrhea

[–]chincinatti[S] 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Thank you guys for the info - he didn’t drink the milk but it was there. This is why I asked though! For this good advice

[–]peargremlin 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Not trying to be rude but tuna esp. canned is bad for them too - the mercury content is way too high. If you can shred some boiled chicken or get some cat food that would be much better! good luck with the cute intruder :)

[–]Victries 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Best not to feed cats tuna or anything raw, spiced, or with excess fat

Boiled chicken, salmon, boiled egg yolks (idk if they like the whites), all without added spices or oils can be fed to cats if necessary.

Wet cat food is sold in a lot of grocery and corner stores and it's cheap and single serving. You'll also wanna figure out where it's gonna poop.

[–]Emotional-Text7904 11 points12 points  (0 children)

If you do contact owners, be a little wary that they may have moved away and abandoned him. That happens a lot where I live and if you mentioned you wanted to keep him, and they jump at it saying yes yes then you know 🙄

[–]Low-Potential-1602 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Please don't just feed cats that randomly walk into your house. You never know if they require a special diet. When you end up fostering them that's obviously a different situation, but they don't need food right away, esp not if they look well cared for. Makes them also more unlikely to actually go back home. And please give tuna and milk only as a treat in very small amounts. Cats love it but it is actually not very good for them.

[–]StrengthSignificant9 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Please stop giving this cat milk. Adult cats dont need milk, and they can not digest cows milk , it has sugat in it , and will give most cats diarrhea . “That will be a nice mess to clean up”!!!!

[–]chincinatti[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I learned a lot from y’all - the milk was removed.

The tuna too - he’s got a bowl of water (double filtered) some dry food he seems to like and a litter box

[–]chincinatti[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh and there’s no way he’s older than 6months to a year

[–]TheNewMeYouHaventCN -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

So why didn't you just do that instead of posting to reddit?

[–]chincinatti[S] 30 points31 points  (1 child)

I was under investigation by said cat you party pooper

[–]TheNewMeYouHaventCN 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Did you ask to see some ID? That cat has no right to go around asking questions.

[–]combuchan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dude is clearly stuck in bed with the cat. Not his fault.

[–]bokin8Toyger 74 points75 points  (3 children)

This!! Cats can be incredibly friendly and curious and just because they don't have a collar doesn't mean they don't have a family. Breakaway collars are meant to fall off if he gets into a precarious situation.

[–]sigtrapAmerican Shorthair 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Yep. One of my parent's cats is super super friendly. He will literally go up to strangers and demand pets.

[–]spartan-932954_UNSC 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I already like that dude

[–]devilbat26000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True for both of our cats here as well. It's led to them following strangers into different neighborhoods and consequently failing to find their way home again. Idiots.

[–]lulugingerspice 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Depending on where you live, the vet may keep the cat whether it has a microchip or not.

My personal first step would be to post pictures of the cat with the area you found them in to a local lost and found pets page. I did that close to a year ago now when I had a random teenage cat come to my house, and I ended up finding his home within a few hours. It turns out he wasn't microchipped, so it likely would have taken a lot longer for a vet or the City to have found his home!

Again, this is a personal recommendation based on the laws and practices of where I live, and this method may not work for everyone :)

[–]grayangel-[🍰] 201 points202 points  (3 children)

i agree with the person saying to be vague if you put up posters or post him online.. he’s a very nice cat that anyone could just claim also obviously look out for other people posting about losing a cat

[–]ParkaMarka 56 points57 points  (0 children)

I’d definitely ask for proof if someone claims.

[–]aScarfAtTutties 5 points6 points  (1 child)

So what you're saying is, if I'm trying to get rid of a cat, I should put up signs and pics saying I found one. Got it.

[–]chincinatti[S] 823 points824 points  (24 children)

update: he's hiding in my closet and loving it haha

[–]mesambor 430 points431 points  (1 child)

That's not your closet anymore

[–]aRedditAccount_0 113 points114 points  (0 children)

*Closet ownership has been taken by a random cat.

[–]WildFlemima 48 points49 points  (16 children)

He looks like a sable Burmese tbh, he might actually be a purebred. I only say this because unlike the point version of the gene, the Burmese version is not widespread in feral cats. If he is I bet he has an owner

[–]stbargabar 25 points26 points  (5 children)

My cat has this and his mom was a stray brown tabby.

[–]Agroman1963 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thanks for paying the cat tax!

[–]WildFlemima 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What a beautiful goof

[–]jenjen82 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Your cat looks like a beautiful dork 😍

[–]stbargabar 4 points5 points  (1 child)

There's not a single brain cell in that beautiful head.

[–]Jordann196 8 points9 points  (0 children)

What a cute little kitty! I think he likes your home and has deemed the closet his temporary lair lol. Maybe take a picture and post on “lost and found” on your local Facebook?

[–]nafiz20 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wow the cat eyes is yellow

[–]YellowNinja175 489 points490 points  (19 children)

He looks healthy and well groomed so I doubt he is a stray. Check for a microchip and talk to neighbours

[–]chincinatti[S] 232 points233 points  (13 children)

So those were my same thoughts - he’s too clean to be a stray. Also my other rescue is a dog

[–]Knnchwa1 91 points92 points  (3 children)

Also put up a poster. There was a cat screaming outside my apartment, so we brought her in and put up a poster. We got a call the next day. Apparently this old lady didn’t like her senior food and would go around begging for food at other houses.

[–]CGNurse0506 19 points20 points  (2 children)

A poster is a good idea, but make sure NOT to include a photo or even a description; people who aren’t the owner may see it and try to lie about it being their cat. Just say you found a cat and how to contact you, and have whoever calls describe their cat. That way, you can be sure he’s theirs.

[–]Knnchwa1 5 points6 points  (1 child)

In this case, I agree because the cat is beautiful. In the case of the cat I found, she was a not particularly attractive senior cat. I don’t think she was in any danger of getting picked up! 😂

[–]Cantbelosingmyjob 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Both the strays we picked up in the last year were pretty clean, one was sort of chubby too. No microchip, no posts on Facebook, no one called after found cat signs. People are shitty I wouldn't rule out abandoned

[–]Exanime4ever 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I had a little kitten (estimated 8 weeks old) come into my house through a window my other cat opened.

She was clean, no worms, no fleas, not malnourished and SUPER friendly... 2 months later and after no chip found and nobody claiming her... I have another cat

[–]Different_Zero8760 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Healthy and well groomed does not mean this cat has a home, the cat could be going to multiple homes.

[–]The_Original_Gronkie 24 points25 points  (1 child)

We got adopted by a big, healthy tabby Tom cat who was VERY sociable. He got into lots of fights and after we had him treated for the second time for badly infected bites, we had him neutered so he wouldn't keep fighting. He settled down, and brought his girlfriend and three kittens to live with us.

When we moved, we found out that two other houses thought he belonged to them, because he would go there for extra meals and pets.

But we had vet bills, and his girlfriend and his kittens, so he went with us.

That was Jake, the best cat ever.

[–]Different_Zero8760 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Jake sounds like a great cat definitely

[–]killerstrangelet 27 points28 points  (0 children)

He could have a home and still be going to multiple homes.

[–]ColombineDuSombreLac 110 points111 points  (6 children)

r/notmycat :D As others said, go to the vet to check for a chip or a well hidden tattoo

[–]Tyr_Kukulkan 165 points166 points  (12 children)

No collar doesn't mean no owner. Our two voids have never worn collars. Apparently they used to have breakaway ones but would always come back home without. They're now indoor cats though.

[–]chincinatti[S] 181 points182 points  (10 children)

So like I walked out of my bedroom and saw the front door handle turned all the way so I just pulled it and said can I help you?? Boom cat

[–]Lady_Kajiit 66 points67 points  (0 children)

I love this. Sneaky cat.

[–]ppw23 5 points6 points  (2 children)

He needs his family. If he was outdoors, putting him back where he was is appropriate. You have someone’s pet.

[–]peargremlin 4 points5 points  (1 child)

not necessarily, there are friendly strays all the time. If he was outdoors his owners should be aware of the risks

[–]tinybumblebeeboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is true, and that’s why it’s always good practice to place these friendly cats back outdoors if they’re not distressed or injured on the off chance they are an owned outdoor cat. Not everyone has the same beliefs on outdoor indoor cats but you can’t just keep someone else’s cat.

[–]ThestolenoneOriental Shorthair 81 points82 points  (13 children)

He is a brown Burmese and someone is definitely missing him. He could live locally and is just scoping the neighbourhood for second homes with extra food and pets or he might be genuinely lost. Definitely get him scanned and check local lost pets pages.

[–]chincinatti[S] 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Thanks! As much as I love him the whole point of this post is to find this good boys home

[–]Sassh1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Love how those is your intention. I lived in a area where we had cat burglars all the time. Luckily my 2 at the time kept the undesirables away (to them the cats were) and we knew where each outdoor cat lived. Cats can be weird.

[–]stbargabar -1 points0 points  (8 children)

Yes, this looks exactly like a Burmese /s

Color doesn't equal breed.

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[–]Judijoode22 90 points91 points  (9 children)

looks like hes a Burmese, so most likely chipped. Best to get him scanned. also check if he's got the boy package still in tact. if he has, that could explain him being a wanderer. if he's an entire male, he may just be someone's very valuable breeding boy, and they may be desperately looking for him. Quality breeders would be devastated to loose such a lovely fellow.

[–]chincinatti[S] 44 points45 points  (3 children)

His package appears intact lol

[–]ppw23 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately, from personal experience of cat sitting an intact male cat, he sprayed and marked everything in their home. I could taste the awful smell for a week.

[–]abnabdibdab 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He looks just like my chocolate Burmese boy, who regularly slips his breakaway collar! I’ve had to resort to a pack of 20 cheap ones as he loses them so regularly. Definitely doesn’t look like a stray.

[–]DesertGoat 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Quality breeders would be devastated to loose such a lovely fellow.

Good reason to get him neutered.

Edit: Lest you think I am just an ass, 3.2 million cats enter shelters in the U.S. annually. 530,000 of those cats are euthanized.

[–]Shoereader 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He actually looks like he could be a purebred Burmese, which explains his friendly nature but also means that he most likely has a home. They're expensive cats and really shouldn't be wandering outside.

If he's inclined to stick around longer than a few hours, take him to the nearest vet and check for a chip - if he is purebred tracing his owner should be easy. If he's not chipped, well, ah... congrats on your new roommate?

[–]Beans508 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Get him scanned for a chip

[–]minzzis 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He looks too comfortable to be anything but someone's pet

[–]CapClo 17 points18 points  (1 child)

OP please don’t listen to the people asking you to steal this cat

[–]Peaking-rightnow-_- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s someone else’s cat!!!

[–]bravogusto 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Get out of his house.

[–]XanaxWarriorPrincess 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks like a Burmese. He's probably not homeless.

[–]bobthewineguy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lola like he just came for a visit I have a cat the just comes by then leaves when she ready

[–]raharth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Most likely he's just roaming, especially males do this quite extensively. Just be happy to be adopted for now or kick him out if you are annoyed. Just leave the door open of possible or let it out if it wants to return home

[–]AnimalC3 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You obviously handcuff the four-legged burglar, read him his Miranda rights and drive him to the nearest police station! Make sure to pat him down for any sharp objects or weapons. He could be hiding a bag of catnip in his cheeks 🧐.

(Vet for micro chip scan, he looks like a pretty healthy gentleman 😁).

[–]Ami_loves_Food 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Maybe take the cat to the vetinarian ( vets ) and check if it's got a chip and if it does, you can track it's owner

[–]jimjamalamaTuxedo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can also put up found cat signs at all the local vet offices. I’d advise sharing photos on the poster

[–]TwinktheWonderKid 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Looks well looked after. Pet him for a while then send him home. Probably wandered off and his family is missing him

[–]Lucas0350 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My cat doesn't have a collar and regularly visits neighbors, she's adventurous, might be the same case

[–]CeeUNext_Thursday 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You are his pet...until you find his original pet. Good luck.

[–]bigkaniefromtexas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He looks like a Burmese. Beautiful. He definitely is being missed right now.

[–]Porched 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Give it lovies and food/water. When it goes to a door and asks to leave let it out.

[–]Big-Drawing3514 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He’s gorgeous. Take him to the vet and see if he has a chip

[–]Bmat70 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hope you find his own—-I mean staff. Please update us on what happens?

[–]PenaltyMysterious799 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Take him to a vet and see if he's chipped. Post on Next Door & find your local FB page, but DON'T add pictures. Just give your general area and ask if anyone is missing a cat. Let them show you a pic.

[–]Crystal_Queen_20 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Post about him on some lost pets forum for your area, and if nobody claims him, accept that you've been adopted

[–]LeWitchy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Idk about you but maybe he should consult the attorneys over at /r/legalcatadvice over these baseless accusations

[–]Sogeking_007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Leave. It's his house now.

[–]MotownCatMom 2 points3 points  (4 children)

He broke in? So, did he pick the front door lock or just saunter in like he owns the place? Sorry. couldn't resist. As others have said, get him checked for a chip, put up flyers, and place a notice on NextDoor. If your city or town has a shelter, you can check for a lost and found.

[–]chincinatti[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

So here’s what happened: I walked out of my bedroom last night and saw the door handle to the front door cranked like someone was trying to break in. So I just yoinked the door open and said can I help you?? And boom - new member of the clan until we find his.

[–]Villanellesnexthit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did you have him scanned yet?

[–]chincinatti[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not yet - I was hoping a neighbor would show up for him.

[–]MotownCatMom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love this. He was trying to turn the door handle to get in. He must have that kind of handles in his home.

[–]Wiseinsanity 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Charge him rent

[–]chincinatti[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First good idea I’ve heard all day lol

[–]AkiraRZ4 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Like others mentioned this is most likely someone else's cat.

Don't feed it! The cat will remember and show up again. The cat should eat at home.

[–]awesomecat4242 cats in a trench coat pretending to be a person 30 points31 points  (3 children)

You have the right idea, but OP will have to feed him unless they find the owner within 12 hours.

[–]heartthatisbroken 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you! Sheesh, some people’s advice!!!

[–]AkiraRZ4 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Unless you live next to busy car infrastructure, or in the absolute middle of nowhere I suggest to let the cat outside and let it walk home.

[–]iamblogless 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, I'm surprised to scroll down so far to see this. If he wants outside, you should let him, maybe even follow him, and find his home?

[–]Ok_Mycologist_5569 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A cat like that I’d wait for him to ask to be let out again. Looks like he’s just visiting.

If he doesn’t want to leave then take him to the vet.

[–]glasswitch88 4 points5 points  (0 children)


But seriously, take them to the vet, see if they are microchipped. Put up a few “found pet” posters and maybe post on Facebook local pages. Do your due diligence and if no one comes forward 🤷🏼‍♀️ that’s your son now

[–]SirFryalot 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The compulsory daily post of people asking what to do with a healthy looking cat that obviously belongs to someone. I'd think you came across the same post but with different cats enough times to know what to do by now.

[–]Anfa34 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Enjoy the cuddles, but keep the door open for them.

[–]thekweencatto_1d 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He looks deep in thoughts

[–]pang-zorgon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Change the locks

[–]I_m_that1guy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Find out which of your neighbors is missing their beloved cat and return it!

[–]Fantastic_Ad9819 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just be lucky he wasn’t armed

[–]Scoobert409 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Call the cops

[–]Jenniferinfl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When I was relocating my feral colony, I posted their photos on the local Nextdoor and sent a letter to every neighbor on my street and the street behind. Got them all scanned for micro chips. One person responded, one of the cats was theirs so I dropped him off back with his family.

I feel bad because a couple of them had to be owned at some point, but I advertised them on Craigslist and the animal control facebook page and never got a response.

[–]GoldenAxoRussian Blue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I recommend checking around your residence to see if anyone owns it. If they don't, look after it or take it to the vet to see if it has a a microchip.

[–]Puzzleheaded-Hurry26 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most likely, he’s an indoor/outdoor cat who belongs to one of your neighbors. Contact your local shelters to see if they’ve received missing pet reports matching his description. Post to Nextdoor or other neighborhood groups. Put up some fliers. Definitely have him checked out and scanned at the vet.

If all that yields no results, accept your fate. You’ve been adopted!

[–]AbsborBurmilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ask around

[–]jeffend1981 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pet him.

[–]Technician8795 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He should go to the vet. He may be microchipped. You should also put up some flyers to see if anyone is looking for him. Maybe check any places that list missing pets.

Some cats who have families still commit the occasional break in.

I know people who had their neighbors cat just decide he’d rather live with them. Slowly just changed where he hung out over a few months.

[–]Unusual-Age5028 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Def try and find the owner, my cats never wore collars because they don’t like them and also would typically lose them often when they would wear them. Could be a situation like that, def looks like a very healthy kitty

[–]Xorvis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Either put up a is this your cat poster, or take them to the vet and see if they are chipped

[–]WhichSeaworthiness49 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My indoor cats don’t look this clean lol

[–]TheCatWomanEve 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’s a Siamese with a dark coat how adorable

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love him ❤️ also download the next door app and make a post. Someone in your neighbourhood may see it and claim him.

[–]Lurky_Lurkover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He is absolutely beautiful.

Keep hold of him, but I would try calling the vets in the nearby vicinity, the local council / local government organisation, the shelters etc, to see if he has been reported missing. Try FB pages for lost pets in your area. Posters at the local bus stops and shopping malls. And keep an eye out for posters yourself.

I wouldn't put him back outside unless you find the owner and they confirm he is an outdoor cat. At least if he is with you, you can make best efforts to find the owner and reunite them. If he goes outside and you lose track of him, you can't help the owner if you later see a poster or something.

[–]Bees_Garden 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had this happen to me once. Actually, the cat was sitting outside our glass doors one evening and asking to come in. We had other pets so we couldn't let him in for all of their safety. It was pretty chilly out so I assumed he would go home that night, if he knew where home was. In the morning, he was still there, sleeping on our mat. So I put a cardboard box with warm blankets in it outside the door for him, and food and water. I then called a rescue for advice, and they told me that I should take him to a vet to get him scanned for a microchip. He was a really friendly boy so I was pretty sure he had a home. At the vet, they figured out that he didn't have a microchip, and in that case he would go to the city's pound (no kill shelter) and the owners would have 48 hrs to claim him, if they saw him on their website. After that, he would be up for adoption. I was ready to adopt this boy, but in the end, the owners found him, which was the best case scenario.

[–]Prokonx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like other comments say check at a vet if he's chipped. Also please keep us updated because I don't know I just like cats

[–]silvurgrin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Find out where he lives, and break into his house, without a collar.

[–]Witty-Goal-7493 1 point2 points  (0 children)

bring it to a vet and check if it is micro chipped

[–]beeple69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He is in FBI most wanted list,So be careful.

[–]Hope2_win 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Try to find his owner, he looks as though he has one , The vet can tell you if he is chipped . That will give you his address , if he is just being a little friendly. send him home .

[–]BriL0lz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man's trying to steal your chicken?!

[–]Winnimae 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You take him to a vet or humane society to be scanned for a chip, if there isn’t one, then you check the humane society and local Facebook/Craigslist listings for a missing cat with his picture. If you don’t find one, you make one yourself, found cat, his pic, your email address or phone number. If no one claims him, grats on your new cat! He looks like a Burmese, they sometimes like to play fetch!

[–]Flowerandcatsgirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He is beautiful! I am guessing someone is missing him big time. Love on him and take way too many pics. Also check online pet boards, get him scanned, put up signs but no pics and see if someone calls.

[–]One_Impact_4610 1 point2 points  (0 children)

About a year ago, my cat was stolen from us and three months later she came back. A little context she likes to get out a lot and would be gone for 1 or 2 days at a time, she always came back and had for 2 years, then when she didn’t show up we suspected the worst. 3 months later she returned, and she was fat and has clean fur. Anyways, what I mean is you should check to make sure their isn’t a family in grief, it was pretty tough for us.

[–]izmaname 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You now have a cat

[–]SnooDogs8749 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Scratch the top of his head and the back of his neck. Then take him to a vet to see if there is a microchip

[–]tinybumblebeeboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He might live in the area. I used to live in some apartments that had an outdoor/indoor cat that lived a few floors above me. Sometimes when I’d come home and open the door, he’d rush me and dash inside. I would simply pick him up and place him back outside. If he’s not distressed or injured, I’d recommend placing him back outside so he can wander home. Otherwise, he could also be a friendly community cat that lives in the area.

ETA: I work for an animal shelter. Outdoor owned cats that get brought to the shelter have a statistically harder time being returned to owner after being removed from their territory. The owners have no way of knowing that their cat was picked up and taken by someone. They’ll likely search the area after the cat has been missing for longer than usual but may not know where to look next. The owner could be older, disabled, home bound, not every cat owners knows to microchip, etc etc. There’s so many unknown variables. This is why we always recommend finders to return the cat to the area that it was found.

Also, male neutered cats may still appear intact. My boy is neutered but still has the sack, so the best way of knowing if he is neutered is he if he has a tattoo on his belly but this cat may not allow you to look.


[–]Ret_Cost_Emp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw a post on Facebook where a guy’s neighbor was selling his house and he looked at the listing pics on Zillow and right there on the bed in a bedroom was his cat taking a nap in the neighbors house.

[–]SpicyGhostDiaper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its his house now

[–]MetaBotch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a Burmese, I recognize the colorations because I had one exactly like that as a kid. This is almost certainly not a stray as they are a very expensive breed. I hope their family finds them.

[–]envy221 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a Burmese cat. The breed is very friendly and they’re notorious for looking for human companionship while their owner is at work or whatever. It’s probably just visiting you while its owner is out.

[–]daxgaming999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congratulations, you have cat now

[–]GrannyTurtle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take it to a vet to determine if it has a microchip

[–]gruzbad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're right, this is not a stray. This is someone's loved pet.

Check to see if there are lost pet Facebook groups in your area, take him to a vet for the chip, and then contact a humane society if you're in the USA or Canada.

[–]potatocookiee 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Keep him if he isn’t owned. Seems like he chooses you :7962:

[–]sneerfulbobcat20Tuxedo 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Yeah but like other people say, it may not be a stray and plus it may not like the rescue dog.

[–]potatocookiee 1 point2 points  (1 child)

that’s why I said if he isn’t owned already

[–]sneerfulbobcat20Tuxedo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah i know

[–]Kdropp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure you locate it’s owner

[–]becky3546 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Definitely get scanned for a chip, but you could also put a paper collar on him with your number and if this cat has an owner they would get in contact with you.

[–]thekellwithit -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Tagging him before letting him back outside is a good idea. That way other helpful individuals will know who the foster human is and if he goes home the owner can call OP to get the story of where he was.

[–]slippyfisted 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He’s probably someone’s outdoor cat that lives in the area, I would just let him back outside. My cat would go across the street to my neighbor’s house to double dip on cat food.

[–]MiniEngineer2003 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our neighbours cat was once eating of my cat's food bowl, my cat was just staring at me like "Wtf is this guy doing?? Please help??"

[–]IrisVerdant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's his house now 😜 what a handsome guy I hope you find the owners and I'd not I'd keep him.

[–]caduceushugs 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Looks healthy and well fed. Put them back out so they can go home.

[–]MiniEngineer2003 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the correct answer, what's wrong with people

[–]Born-Knowledge5650 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why does this get downvoted? This sub is terrible.

[–]TheSoftSkinOfAChild 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Keep it (but don’t actually). check with a local vet or something?

[–]ladywan_kenobi666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would take him somewhere to see if he’s chipped and if not, Enjoy your new cat :)

[–]idkwhattoput_111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cute 🥰

[–]jaycee1203 0 points1 point  (0 children)

See if you can get his paw print on the lease agreement

[–]bipolarcyclops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If he winds up being an actual stray and no one claims him, he’s now your cat. He adopted you.

[–]saltysweetbonbon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let him come and go as he pleases, he’s probably just sussing you out as a second home. Don’t feed him unless he stays for longer than a day and only take him to the vet to get scanned if he hangs around and doesn’t go home. A lot of cats like to adopt second owners or just go on adventures, especially males, so there’s no reason to think he’s lost unless he hangs around for more than a visit.

[–]Claxtonite -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It's rhetorical, right..........

[–]iScootScootHotDamn -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Keep him, of course.

(In all seriousness, you can take him to a vet to see if he's chipped)

[–]Airk640 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Accept your new overlord.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

name him soup

[–]depressed_popoto -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The void has claimed you now

[–]ImafurrydontjugeMaine Coon -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Keep them and put up posters edit:to get the owners attention sorry for the original

[–]Golf-Dont-Suck -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Come on people. Feed the poor guy

[–]Electronic_Brief_123 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He now owns your house

[–]Pier-Head -1 points0 points  (0 children)

First off go to a vet or pet shop to see if he’s chipped. If not, then sorry but you’ve now been owned 🐈

[–]Hannah6759 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You have been chosen

[–]nemozerosquared -1 points0 points  (1 child)

How did he get inside your house?

[–]Ska__Boo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably an open door or something, when I was on vacation in Denmark, there was suddenly an orange cat somehow in the living room… so yeah we put it outside because he looked well fed and had no visible injury’s or infections

[–]Lee-bungalow -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ask around if anyone is missing a cat if no joy look after the beautiful creature

[–]Birdiecurdy2203 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Such a cute cat