My dog passed away recently from cancer. The anxiety through out the years while I had her were almost unbearable. I loved her though. I miss her everyday. I moved into my mothers house about 6 months ago from a bad living situation. Of course she had an old outdoor cat. It looked healthy, but I freaked out, and spent a bunch of money on her at the vet. It turned out she has hyperthyroidism. My mother agreed to start giving her medication for that, and I was planning on taking the cat to get a wellness check here and there. Anyways, I was going to move into my dads for a while, so I dont have to stress about my moms cat anymore, and I also dont get along with her boyfriend. I started moving my stuff into my dads today. I noticed he had cat food by his front door. I asked if he got a cat. He said it was the previous owners cat(an old couple who passed away) he said it only comes up for a few minutes to eat every couple days. My heart just sank. Another animal I'm going to worry about. I saw a glimpse of the cat today. It looked pretty healthy, but old. I think the cat is legally my dads responsibility since he feeds it. I knows hes never gonna take it to the vet though, but I guess he kind enough to feed it. He told me he looks at cats as kind of rats, and all rats die a natural death, and no one takes them to the vet. So would it be wrong to just not worry about this cat, and let it do it's own thing. My dad said if it causes me too much anxiety then we can take it to the humane society. That is if we can get it into a carrier. It doesnt like us to touch it. It is only interested in food.