After thinking about "Sea Kitty" more, I think that he was not dumped
off at the ship but as a typical tom cat, just wandered away from home
and ended up at the ship. Tom cat are always wandering away for days
and sometime weeks at a time. I imagine that cats people are worried
sick about him. He probably lives within 4-5 miles of the ship. As
typically cats will roam about this distance from home. Check with
the local newspaaper and see if they have a lost and found page and
check it out. I am sure someone will be real happy to know where
their cat has gone. I have had tom cats wander off and be gone for
over a month before showing back up, bedragled and happy to be home.
Good point Bob,
I had a Garfield colored Tomcat that left home one day and showed up a month later about 5 pounds lighter.