UPDATE (1/3/17): Animal Control Officer Sue Webb now has the cat in her possession and is tracking down a possible lead on the owner. The cat is a neutered male with a microchip (but unregistered).
A Swellesley reader writes that on Christmas Eve, a cat showed up on their deck on Abbott Road. “It appears to be lost and looking for its family. It is very friendly, is a short-haired orange tabby, has a strong stature, and has one mangled ear that seems to be an old wound. We have been feeding it and bringing it into our house in the evening so it will not be attacked by the coyotes, but would like to return it to its family.”