One of the announcers on Petluck was contacted via their Craigslist ad, and happily informed me that they believed they had found the owner of their found cat. Shortly after they regretfully told me that after they’d given the cat over she showed back up at their door, leading them to realize that they were the victim of a con, and the person likely used the found cat as a ruse to get inside their house, in order to come back later and commit a robbery.
It’s strongly recommended that if you have a found animal and are looking for the owner, that you verify as many details as possible via internet and phone prior to letting anyone into your home. Ask for any details that can verify they are the rightful owners, and demand photographic proof if possible. Trust your instincts and please protect yourselves, as well as your vulnerable charges!