So, I have a question for ya'll. I was at Petsmart the other night, and they have a section of the store where animal shelters can put up cats they have for adoption. There was one cat, a big fat furry fella who was nearly 12 years old, who was given to the shelter because his owner had to go to a nursing home. And the thought that a life-long companion of somebody got taken away from them, and stuck in a metal cage where he would spend the rest of his days just broke my heart. Now, I've had numerous cats through the years, but am currently living in a studio apartment on the second floor of a building with no easy outside access. So I really can't have a cat that would wanna go outside or would need lots of room to run around. So here's my question. I think we can all agree that the cat in question, and in fact any of the cats up for adoption would be happier in my crappy studio than a metal cage. Since they're older cats, and people tend to go for kittens (to avoid behavioral problems, plus they're cuter), it may be a long time until these cats get adopted, if ever. Uh, so, the question is, should I get one of these cats? It's certainly not an ideal situation for them to be in at my place, but again, when the odds are against them the way they are... Also, I'm fairly certain Illinois doesn't have no-kill laws, right? I know when I lived in Florida they did, but not here, I think. So these cats could end up dead, also. Hmm. What would you do?