I never believed in buying my animals and have adopted more than 10 cats over a number of years. though some went missing and only 4 of them left now; with the latest member of the family, Demetri a Russian Blue abandoned kitten.
Oddly, my house has become a soup kitchen for the stray cats, if the feeder is unable, they would climb 5 storeys and wait outside the door asking for food. Furthermore, it is like a mini ambulance for them, whenever they are sick, they always come to my house to ask for help... its a sign on why i am here today at this website. ;)