Because it was starving and I don’t own cat food. My pathetic student loans and budget only allow enough food for myself and I don’t own a cat. Also, I checked the petco website and a couple shelter sites and called two of my friends, long-time cat owners, and cleared it with them. They weren’t fans but they corroborated that it wouldn’t hurt the cat if it was hungry enough.
Don’t worry, it refused to eat any of it, it just keep meowing and crying, trying to get back into it’s own home. I see that I either alarmed and/or confused you, but I meant the cat no harm.