|Kitten came to live with us, no pet owner ever found|
|Lost kitten being cared for|
(If you cat is not neutered or spayed then they will leave to mate and come home only when exhausted and hungry or they may not come home because they wandered too far and got lost. I recommend that all cats are sterilized)
Overall cats will leave their yard to be social and to hang out elsewhere and then go home when they are hungry or want to sleep on their favorite chair with their best friend "the dog or other cats".
Here is a photo card I created of my socialized feral cat with my dog. They are best friends and always sleep together.
Pit Bull and Tabby Cat Friends Forever Card
But….What about the cat that leaves their yard for days/weeks? There are two reasons why cats do this. One they wander too far and get lost or something in their home has changed and they do not want to live there anymore. They find their home to be stressful and want to leave.