I immediately ran to get food. I grabbed the canned wet food, far more fattening. Then I called our vet seeking advice. They referred us to a shelter. Long story short, we called our local animal control officer who came and retrieved the kitty, whom Oldest named Star. The officer said that she would be taking Star to the vet in the morning and then off to Buddy Dog. I emailed Buddy Dog on Tuesday night requesting that they let us know what becomes of Star.
We knew we couldn't take this cat in for several reasons. First, Cassius and Lily brother and sister bonded cats. Introducing a new cat would be hard. Second, financially speaking we want to be responsible pet owners and it costs money to care for animals.
Cash had been acting so strangely the past few days. Long drawn out meows and seemingly nervous. When we were waiting with Star prior to the arrival of the animal control officer, he was doing that meow. He would not come near me. Upon her departure, he was back to his normal self. I guess he was trying to tell us something after all.