I leave tomorrow for two weeks, and I'm not sure if this cat has a home. Help!
I've had a cat visitor
every few months since Feb 2011. Usually she comes and gets pets and then goes. I swear she has/had owners. She's very sweet and loving and likes to get up on you and knead and head butt.
The last few weeks, though, she's been hanging around very close to here. She stayed around here two weekends ago (outside, mostly, with just a couple of snuggle visits) from Friday to Tuesday, and then disappeared for four days. Then she came back and has come back once or twice a day since.
I fed her salmon that time when she was here for days. Probably not the best thing to do, but I only did it twice. OK, three times counting today.
I put her in a suitcase and took her to the vet for a chip scan last Monday. Nothing. I emailed neighborhood listservs with pictures. Nothing.
I leave tomorrow for two weeks and am frantic that she's back. She was here this morning and here this evening. This morning I tried to feed her a saltine to see just how starving she was, but she didn't eat it. This evening I tried to feed her a fortune cookie, same thing, and she didn't eat that either. I fed her a nugget of frozen salmon, and she chowed down. So I fed her again. Not a lot, but I don't want her to die!
She might be spending nights under my house in the crawl space, which has a vent that's been knocked loose. I haven't fixed it because I am scared she is going to get cold otherwise.
Anyway, sorry about the infodump there.
I leave tomorrow morning for two weeks. I live in central North Carolina, so it isn't necessarily going to be -20F or anything, but it is getting down into the 30s and lower at night.
What the hell can I do? Assume I can't find anyone to come take care of her.
Also, I am allergic. Very allergic. But I love her. I have named her Tiny.