I live on a river in Michigan and there is a “den” in the yard. I have seen cats run into and out of it on several occasions. I don’t know if it is the same cat, different, how many, or any other details. The den is on a cliff-type ridge leading down to the river so I am unable to see inside. It is made of cement, I don’t know what it is or how it got there as I just moved here this year.
Last night at around 2 am, I saw a young cat curled up on my porch steps. It was very chilly outside, and the cat was clearly cold. I went outside and tried to approach it, but he ran to the backyard. Later I saw him on the back porch and approached again, and he ran from me into the den.
I put out food & water on the porch if the cat decides to come back. I am very concerned about these cats, especially due to the bizarre shifting weather that we’ve been having. I would like to help or do something, but I don’t know what else to do.
I have no problems with bringing the cats inside and secluding them once they are rehabilitated or even giving them homes, but I am unsure what the best approach is at this point. Any help and input is greatly appreciated.