There is a cat outside that has been wandering around since yesterday meowing non-stop in my apartment complex. There are a lot of stray cats around here and I thought it was a male cat calling for a mate. Well tonight I heard a cat meowing on my porch, which is weird because I have a private staircase and feral cats are the only ones that come up here to eat, and if I go outside they run away. Well, when I went out there I found a female that is super skinny but has a loose stomach (possibly from kittens?). Anyway, the cat went crazy totally rubbing on me and meowing non-stop, but it was like frantic meowing and it just didn't seem right. I thought it was going to bite me a couple of times, but it didn't. It just kept meowing really, really loud and fast and rubbing all over me. My first thought was, this cat is starving.
But when I put food out, it didn't touch it. My second thought was, this cat must have been dumped by its owners recently. But if that is the case, why is it so skinny and feral looking? My third thought was, maybe this cat is in heat? But when I opened my door to get back in, it hissed at my cats like a wild beast. After I went back in it kept meowing like crazy. Its meows are almost like howling and its freaking me out! Now its just sitting on my porch and it won't leave. It won't touch the food either.
You guys know that I am a very compassionate animal lover, but this cat is freaking me out. I was wondering if it could possibly have rabies, but wouldn't it have been more aggressive towards me? What do you guys think? What should I do?
I feel sorry for the poor thing.