Very sweet 3 year old male tuxedo cat. Front declawed and neutered. He adopted us when he was a kitten. He was born ferral, although he is a "people" cat. He does however need to be an outdoor cat by day and indoor cat by night. He will escape if you try to keep him in, and will ram his way through secured pet doors. We have tried to no avail to make him an indoor kitty, but we can't seem to break him of his need for outside time. We are military and moving and the new townhome community does not allow outdoor pets. They will call animal control and have him picked up and I am scared that he will escape and wind up in a kill shelter. Please help us by giving this very loving cat a lap at night and a yard by day. He has never bitten or scratched, even when cornered or bathed, but he will hide from toddlers, strangers and large dogs. He is smart enough to know how to work certain door handles, so unless a door is locked, I can't guaruntee he won't get out. He is extremely loving, talkative and playful.
Disclaimer: If you try to keep him in he will start urinating in defiance. (This started in the second month of keeping him indoors.) We have tried every tip and trick to stop this behavior and none has worked. For everyone to be happy, he will need to be allowed outside. I know you aren't supposed to let decalwed cats outside, but he will leave you no choice.