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Unusual found cat in East Boston, likely not just a stray

Missing cat

UPDATE: Cat's caretaker found; see comments.

George Morancy reports on a new visitor to his East Boston backyard; hopes the owner of the cat recognizes him:

For the past couple days, this very beautiful male cat has been hanging around in my back yard. There are thousand of feral cats in the city. As a cat lover, I currently live with four happy adoptees, including two from...my back yard.

This cat is a bit different in that he appears to be a Russian Blue. Which would likely mean someone lost him and is searching for him.

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Unique looking cat, expensive looking too , cat probably escaped from Wellesley when it first found out that East Boston was $720 per Square Foot to live here.

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I live in Orient Heights, not a chance the cat was found wandering somewhere in this area? My neighbor's cat went missing, I'll have to take a look at the missing photos but if by any chance this cat may be it I'd like you to meet its rightful owner.

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If the person who found it hasn't done so already, he should take it to a vet or shelter to see if it's microchipped.

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Maybe a serious cat expert can weigh in but there actually ARE a lot of cats with this lovely coloration around. My childhood cat—former stray kitten—was identical. I’m not sure if there are other characteristics of a Russian but I don’t think it’s likely that this is some kind of royal kitty. If he starts asking for your WiFi password or voter registration or muttering something about making America great again then maybe I’m all wrong.

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I have seen this cat around. He works at a travel agency, has a very strange wife, and goes line-dancing at a country-western bar. He sometimes wears a mustache when he walks down the street, making chalkmarks on mailboxes and leaving strange little deposits in nearby shrubbery.

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I leave little deposits in nearby shrubbery too! ...although no one seems to think it's all that cute.

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Sgt Pepper Jack is adopted from the Buffalo SPCA, but is quite blue.
He does have a microchip and tattoos for ID though so maybe try?

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PREPARE TO GET MY TREATS!

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There are only four breeds of "silver" purebreds, Russian blue, british shorthair (rounder face than this cat), chartreux and nebelung. There are a couple of other grey breeds but they are not considered silvers (the fur gets a silvery sheen in some light).

This is either mostly a Russian blue or a young nebelung (nebelung fur explodes at about 18 months into a beautiful long coat from a medium length fur).

Not a cat expert, but spent a year trying to figure out what kind of cat our rescue was. Not likely a purebred, but if you google nebelung you will see my cat. Stunning looking creatures and a far cry from the straggly skinny thing we picked up at the shelter. Super sweet cats too.

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There are a couple of other grey breeds but they are not considered silvers (the fur gets a silvery sheen in some light).

I had an American Gray Shorthair that tried to convince everyone it was a Korat. It probably picked that up from my ex who tried to convince everyone she was a Daughter of the Mayflower.

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So you've met my cat?

He is definitely that.

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Regal. They are Regal.

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What a nice looking cat.

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Morancy, who lives on Eagle Hill, reports on e-mail he got this morning from a Jeffries Point resident who says the cat is, in fact, a stray that has been hanging out in her yard for the past six years and that they've named Jean Claude.

Jean Claude does occasionally come in the house but we have to let him back outside as my mom is elderly and cannot care for him, and I cannot have another cat with my cat.

Thank you for trying to help Jean Claude find his family, as we have unofficially adopted him as our yard cat.

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I have unfollowed dear friends on Facebook because their endless Lost Pet reposts clutter up my news feed. I cannot do anything about the Lost Pets unless I'm in the neighborhood and no, I am not traveling to Connecticut or East Boston or Norfolk or Hicks (yes one of my friends lives in a place called Hicks) to look for your lost pet or seek the owner, so seeing a Poor Lost Pet post I cannot do anything about is just plain depressing on top of everything else that is depressing in this world. If UH starts up with Lost Pet I am truly going to crawl under a rock.

BTW this cat looks like a million other gray cats in the world. If I didn't already have a beloved cat driving me nuts I would say, Oh that's my Vlad! and go get him.

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If you feed a stray cat and therefore encourage it to visit your property.
You own it and are responsible for it's care. That means veterinary care if needed.
Shelter from the outdoor elements.

You can't say, oh no, that's not my cat, it's a stray. I just enjoy it's company when it comes around.
There was an actual case a while back where the judge ruled that the people that fed the cat in their backyard were responsible to provide medical care for it when an unfortunate event happened.

If you are not willing to take full responsibility for the animal, please make a donation to a no kill shelter or a cat sanctuary and surrender the cat. They will do the best that they can.

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Communities need to be better educated that spaying and neutering a cat and keeping them indoors is NOT a cruel thing. Unfortunately, some cultures think they are cute when they find them born in someone's back yard, take them in, and don't know that if they did actually get them neutered at 6 months like they are supposed, they wouldn't spray around the house thus leading the cat to end up being on the street again. Judging from the shape of this guy's head and location of where he was found, I would say he's actually just another homeless non-neutered male. Very sad. Ask any vet, representative of MSPCA, or Trap Neuter Release expert and they'll tell you the same thing. These are also the cats that end up as bait for pit bull fighting rings. Cruel treatment of animals by stupid, ignorant people is rampant.

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