wandering male cat

My cat is about 8 months old and when i moved to my new house he was about 6 months old.

I have kept him in the house for about a month and a half and when we tried letting him out
he would run away. When i found him he was smelling the walls obviously it was another cats scent.
He started crying so i kept him inside as i live in a complex and i did not want to irritate my neighbours.
For days he continued to cry so we decided to have him neuted. Now we let him outside and last night
he did not come home, this morning i went to look for him and i saw a lady throwing him out her house.
He has obviously spent the night there. What do i do i dont want to keep him in the house cause he cry's
all the time and i cant let him out cause he will cause trouble in the complex.

Answer by Kate
well unfortunately you do not have mnay options. You either decide to keep him inside and try to make his inside environement stimulating enough to keep him happy ( see my page about indoor cats under cat care) or you let him out and hope that your neighbours don't mind. Perhaps you should find out if there are any rules in your complex about keeping pets etc. Or speak to some neighbours to see what they think. It can't hurt, in fact people might appreciate that you are trying to be a good neighbour by asking them.

You can't stop a cat from wandering around outside that what cats do it is instinct. Normally they will do this at first and can go missing for a few days until they are through with their explorations etc. So don't worry too much if he is away over night.

I hope all works out well for you both.

best wishes Kate

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