How to rescue a cat

On a rainy morning in March, found this guy in our backyard. Had seen (and fed)┬áhim before. But he was clearly in distress – and friendly. After unsuccessfully coaxing him into the basement, I just scooped him up in my arms and brought him inside. He’s on the mend, with Vet care, and a local rescue group will help us find him a home. Very affectionate – a real mush – and quite a handsome devil. He actually looks better here than he did six days ago.