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Skaneateles woman takes out ad to find cat owner

"Stray," a gray Tabby male not more than a year old, was found outside Tami Renner's Skaneateles home Jan. 18. His beautifully-slanted green eyes stand out like no other cat Renner has seen, and his easy going outlook makes him the purr-fect house guest for now.

Renner, who took out "Found" ads last week in multiple local newspapers, said she hopes to find his owner, or even a new family for him, soon. She has received no phone calls to date.

"At this point, I would probably ask for another week's worth of time and another [ad to find his owner] and if I don't get a call, I would say yes [to a person seeking to adopt]."

When Stray first appeared, Renner said he was in rough shape and extremely dehydrated. She brought him to the vet where she had him neutered, tested and de-wormed. He now has all up-to-date shots and even a microchip implant for identification in case he gets lost again.

"Right now, he's warm and fed [and] back on track," said Renner, who already owns three cats. Her sister has nine cats and a dog, and their mom is a wildlife rehabilitator. "We can't see an animal that needs help and [just] leave him. It's a family thing."

Renner refuses to call the sweet feline anything else but Stray for now because "the minute I name him, he stays."

Renner can be reached at 729-1495.

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