There are a lot of cats that I feed. After my trip recently, I noticed that the number of cats that came to greet me were few or not at all. It was a cold evening so maybe they were hiding in some warm spot.
Over days, it became obvious that no cats came to greet me because there were no cats. All the cats seem to have disappeared. But there were no dead bodies around. People I talked to also confirmed that there had been no cat deaths during the month.
Yesterday I found out what happened to them. Seems a man from outside our walled colony, was trapping them luring them with food. Then he took them far away from the area into a desert( is what I understood) and left them there.
As expected, my heart broke to hear of my loved cats – whether dead or alive.