Last month, I got a cat from the shelter with disastrous results. It wasn't like one of those cat from hell episodes but the cat did have fits, or seizures, where she tended to get violent. I'm recovering from illness and can't afford a cat scratch. Some people said that a kitten would have been better but I think an older cat would have been better. My old cat was two and seemed to have some mental trauma. I would still like to get another cat but right now don't have the money for a full breed or exotic cat with a docile personality. Is this just a gamble when a person gets cats from the shelter?