On Sunday night I was tagged in a facebook post about an abandoned cat living behind a vacant building scheduled for demolition.
I loaded up the trap and went after work to see if I could find the cat. As I passed an area cordoned off by police tape I turned on the radio to hear that there had just been a fatal shooting an hour before and the gunman was still at large. Well I had a cat to trap, no time to worry about gunmen.
I wandered around the building and saw the cat in a back yard but as soon as I approached the cat looked terrified and took off. I set up my trap and waited. A deserted building is a sad sight, there were vestiges of people's lives scattered everywhere and clearly somebody couldn't or didn't take their cat. Apparently there is still one tenant who refuses to leave, so there may be a delay in demolition.
Sadly no sign of the cat so I left some food and will return again. As I was driving home, I realized it might not have been the wisest decision to be in a such an isolated area with the recent activity but hey I at least texted my husband the address in case.
After feeding my ferals I will swing by tonight on my way home but the cat seemed quite skittish, not surprising if it's been on its own for a long time.