Breeders and cat fanciers are uniquely qualified to rehome the relatively few
purebred cats that enter shelters, and many work very hard to accomplish this,
both as individual and as club or group efforts.
The low incidence of purebreds entering shelters can be attributed to the cat
fancy’s dedication to good breeding principles, careful screening of kitten
purchasers, and to the principle that only the very best representatives of
breeds should be bred.
The vast majority of pedigreed kittens are either sold with a neuter/spay
agreement or sterilized before going to their new homes. Responsible breeders
involved with purebred rescue exercise the same exceptional care in rehoming
rescued cats that they do with placing their own kittens.