Shelters and breeders should screen potential adopter and buyers and be very careful who they adopt or sell to. They should also do something to ensure that the cat will be given back to them if the new owner cannot keep it any longer. They should also stress that a cat is a lifetime commitment before letting the new owner take the cat home and make sure they will not give it away due to moving or going to school since it can all be done with the cat but a lot of people aren't willing to make sacrifices for a living thing which depends on them. This goes for dogs or any animal.
I'm curious, have you ever had to make a sacrifice when it comes to an animal?
The sad fact that ALOT of shelters are so over run with animals that they are thankful for being able to place what animals they can.
Who is all HONESTY can say that "thier life and living circumstances WILL NOT change"? I can't!!! If my DH lost his job, my FIRST priority is to my 4 SKIN KIDS!! Yes, I Do love Blaze,Neela,Corwin and want what is best for them.That is why under certain situations I would rehome them, rather than see them do without or in some way be traumatized.
Life is life.We expect changes,losses and learn to deal with it.
I have been in somewhat of a situation that the OP is in.
I never thought that 2 years ago, I would have to make the choice that I did.But, I did and went on with life the best way I could.
We should be thankful that the OP is looking for a responsible home for Felix and focus on that.