Sometimes these people who run these rescue organizations are the reasons a lot of us don't get cats from them. That's one of the reasons a lot of people turn to breeders and get breed specific cats.
I know before I got paid big bucks for Simba, I tried to get a Bengal from a rescue. The lady, first put me off, because my voice is husky, and she 'ASSUMED" I was elderly, which I'm not, then she didn't want to give me the chance with the cat, because I had never owned a Bengal before. She literally wouldn't give me a chance. However, a breeder did.
Then a few years ago, just before I bought Shane, I tried to get a cat from another rescue. It was a little moggie, but looked like a long haired Siamese. The girl that was caring for this kitten lived in Beverly Hills, drove a brand new BMW, and was rich. She was all for letting me have the kitten, until she decided she wanted to come "inspect" my home. I know it was foolish of me, but I was embarrassed to let her come to my home, because it was not so beautiful as her home, and I thought she would look down on me. I tried to explain that to her, and she said, "forget it, you cannot adopt this kitten". Even when I relented and said she could inspect my home, she said, No. She said she would a decent home for this kitten.
I love what the rescue people do for cats, but I have to admit, I am totally turned off about myself ever getting one from a rescue. They treat you so badly, when you want to adopt a cat. I'll never ever try again to get one from a rescue.