Just recently, I ran into him again. I asked him again what happened to the two cats. This time, he said that one “ran away “, and his wife took the other one. Again, he would not look me in the eye. Which was it? I will never know. And I will never forgive myself for being so desperate to find homes for these cats who were not mine that these two likely suffered terribly as a result. So you need to carefully consider what is best for these animals, and do the right thing. If they mean nothing to you, and the last thing you want are two furry burdens complicating your life, then please at least bring them with you until you can very carefully screen a potential person to adopt them. Maybe they will grow on you. But at least your conscience will be clear, that you didn’t just dump them like your roommate did, and you will have fulfilled your ethical responsibility toward these poor, unwanted orphans. A young man came dashing past the end of the bridge, a police officer in hot pursuit. They both vanished from view rapidly. We stopped to read the information board about the historic bridge. A few minutes later, the suspect and the copper came walking back, a little out of breath. We overheard their conversation.