The biggest surprise of the night was when Keegan and I got home. We got out of our cars and heard this loud mewing coming from our neighbor's house. There is an older white cat that hangs around their house, so we figured she was complaining about getting wet. We walked over to see if we could coax her into our house for the night, but couldn't find her. We looked and looked until finally Keegan looked up. To our surprise, there was a kitten clinging to the top of the roof (blue arrow) mewing its little heart out. We were able to coax it down to the edge of the roof (red arrow) and Keegan got a ladder to rescue it.
We took the kitten inside, dried it off, and gave it some food and water which it wolfed down in no time. Since we have two other cats, we kept the kitten in a spare room by itself overnight, and as far as I know, it cuddled up in its towel and went to sleep. We took the kitten to our vet this morning and were surprised to find out that it's a neutered male. Our vet assumed that since he's neutered, he was probably at a shelter at some point and may have been adopted. We were debating whether or not we should become a three cat family, but now that we know he might be someone's pet, we're just going to hold onto him until we (hopefully) find his family. I've posted the picture below on our local Humane Society's Facebook page and are waiting to see if we hear anything.
Little mister is lucky he's so cute. I stepped barefoot into an ant hill during our search, so now my feet are covered in itchy burning ant bites. He's all fur and bones, but one of the happiest, cuddliest cats I've met. The entire time we were with him last night, he was purring up a storm which of course melted my heart. I sincerely hope we find his family, but if we can't, I won't be upset adding another fur ball to our family.
We found Mr. Kitty's owner, apparently it's our neighbor. Keegan talked to her and she said that she leaves him outside "all the time" and is aware that he "sometimes climbs the roof."
I'm so upset about this. This kitten was skin and bones, and when we took him into the vet, we found out he has fleas. She "might" pay us back for the $108 we spent this morning to update his shots and get him flea medicine, but I'm not holding my breath.