When you guys have a new barn cat show up, how long do you usually wait to get it fixed and UTD on shots? You know, I don't want to spend money on it and then have it decide to make it's merry way home...
We had one drop in early this afternoon - a young looking orange tabby, male... definitely not fixed. He looks to be a year, maybe a year and a half. Bert & Squirt were NOT happy about his visit, but he's a very friendly cat and didn't show any aggression towards them.
Then, he came back this evening while we were feeding, but by the time we were done he had meandered back into the woods for the night.
Now, I'm pretty sure he'll be back because broke the cardinal rules of stray cats and:
1. Named him (Hello, Ollie!!)
2. Fed him
I'm not against taking him in - he's clean but looks "weathered" and had a hearty appetite, no collar, friendly but a bit skittish.
So, if he keeps coming back, what's a good time frame to wait to make sure he, in fact, doesn't have a home?
And a picture!
Not too great... taken with a phone as it was getting dark.