The cat may come to you with fleas, ticks and other things that need to be dealt with at once.Schedule a visit to the vet, as soon as you can, to get a health checkup, shots, neutering and declawing, if you choose to do it. The cat will not enjoy it, but it is necessary for the cat’s well being and your sanity, if the cat is to stay inside, where it is safer. The sooner it is done the easier it will be for you to trust each other and form a loving bond.
Work with your cat to establish a trust and friendship, just as you would with a human friend and you will have a wonderful companion for a long time. The cat will always be dependent on you for it’s food, water, a clean litter box, it’s health and safety. It will reward you with it’s love and entertainments. Having a cat is a wonderful thing to do with your life.