We currently have three cats of our own. Last Friday, our front step was adopted by another cat. Since the temperature was slated to get to the low 20s, we brought her in and set her up in the spare room. She is isolated from the existing three so there are no concerns about disease transmission, etc. I am not worried about them contaminating her, as they are current on vaccines. I am concerned, though, about her spreading something to them.
So far, we have published her as found on the radio, the online trader for our community, she will be in the paper beginning on Wednesday. We notified the police and pound she was here in the event her people call there looking for her. We have also notified the area vet clinics. So far, no one has called about her. Also, there are no "lost" ads anywhere that could correspond with her.
She is sneezing a bit and might have a cough. It is very sporadic, and I am not positive about the cough, it could just be a sneeze.
If she doesn't have a home, she will stay here with us. At that point, I will have her vet checked, titers and vaccines, flv tested and an appointment set up for her spay. My question is, how long do you wait for an owner to show up? I do not think she is any immediate danger. She is eating, drinking, and using the litterbox normally. We have touched base with our vet and he isn't concerned about seeing her immediately. I would just like to have an idea of how long to put off the vet visit.