We got Tsar from a lady on craigslist. Her neighbors cats had kittens and he was the last one left. She (the neighbor) was going to take him to the pound so the nice woman I got him from took him until someone wanted him. OF COURSE as soon as I saw him in person there was no way he could go to the pound! The next cat we get will probably be from a shelter, but it was nice to know that we saved him from ANY of that. Its amazing how many people put BEAUTIFUL cats on there. Just the other day in Spokane there was someone with a Bengal and a shelter posting about three pure bred with papers Himalayan kittens AND their Mom. I can't imagine why someone would abandon them!