I feel silly asking this question, but is there an easy way to figure out whether or not a female cat has been spayed? I have a sweet kitty who wandered into my apartment building on Halloween night. If I can't find her owner I intend to keep her, but I'm going to give until at least after the holidays before I officially call her mine and get her vetted. But in the meantime, I'm also offering a temporary home to a co-worker and his non-neutered male cat and it'd be helpful to know whether or not this female has been spayed. Any idea how I could find out?
Mine have the teeniest, tiniest 1/4 inch scar on their abdomen and I can only see it because their fur hasn't fully grown in because the surgery was 2 weeks ago. But it's almost invisible already. On my two previous cats, I have to say that I could only tell because I knew that I took them. There was nothing visible. A vet can feel the organs or lack of organs and it's the only way I know of to tell on a female. A local shelter or Humane Society might be willing to take a look if they know you are taking in a stray off the street and giving her a home. It wouldn't hurt to call.