Originally Posted by ependydad
The cat won't starve and die in there if he has a way to get out. The question becomes- once he's out and you do catch him, what do you do after that???
If that happened to me I'd bring him home. You don't see as many true feral cats nowadays so there's a good chance somebody in the neighbourhood is missing their cat. So, I'd be bringing him home and seeing if a family is missing theirs. If not, then I'd be turning it over to the local pound. Perhaps a nice family would want a cat.
Note: If it was just me, I'd keep the cat myself if nobody claimed him. But since DW is allergic, I wouldn't be able to.