My neighbors down the street a bit are going through a bad seperation possible divorce proceedings right now. I'm not even sure they are still occupying their house- no trash put out on collection days, no more dogs tied up all day out front, no sign of their kid at the park.
What there is though, is their cat. He keeps showing up in our yard, meowing and lonely and purrs like crazy when my 2 go out to see him. At first I thought he was lonely because the kids had been taken away from the parents and no longer live there. Now, I'm not sure anyone is taking care of him. He is getting so scrawny and it is sad to see. The life of a feral cat is nasty, brutish and short, usually ending as road kill.
I've been having the kids set out food and clean water for him for 2 days now.
It's just so damn sad. They didn't do that cat any kindness by turning it loose to fend for itself. Death by starvation and disease is a terrible end to a cat's life.