I arrived to feed my Logan Gang kitties, Jazz and Que, today and discovered this beautiful kitty huddled against the tree. At first I thought it was Jazz and because this was very strange behaviour for Jazz I thought he had been badly injured, possibly hit by a car.
I made a quick trip home to gather carriers, towels, leather gloves and anything else I could think of that I might need. It wasn't until I returned and had a closer look that I realized this kitty was a new kitty. I set up two carriers close to the kitty and placed a bowl of food inches away from him. It took less than 10 minutes for the kitty to relax enough to stand up and move towards the food. What surprised me was that the kitty sniffed at the food then calmly walked into the carrier allowing me to close and secure the door.
It appears that this kitty was dumped here, probably early this morning. And the look in his eyes I mistook for pain was fright. This dear kitty was really frightened at the strange surroundings and didn't know where to go to be safe.
I placed the kitty in the front seat of my vehicle facing me. On the drive to the vet's office the kitty got a name, Jackie, short for jack'o'lantern in honour of Halloween. I don't know yet if this is a male or female kitty, but either way Jack or Jackie will be the name until a new home can be found. By the time I arrived at the vet Jackie was quite relaxed and I was able to scratch his head through the carrier door.
The plan at the moment is that Jackie will be spayed or neutered, if not already done and then go to a foster home. It breaks my heart that someone could dump this kitty, particularly at this time of year and in an industrial area.
Guess this person assumed Jackie would be fed regularly because they saw the feeding shelter.