She says she has enough money for the kitten.
I've given her the name of the RASCAL mobile (the mobile low cost spay/neuter cat mobile) that neuters for $25 and also the name of a vet who will deworm, give a FIV/FelV and feline leukemia test, and their first set of shots for $30.
That's everything for $55, much less then what even a shelter would charge.
Unfortunately, this friend feels that I am a bit too preachy about animals and has blown off my concerns, although she does seem more then willing to take my advice about the low cost neuter/vaccines
I guess I should be thankful for that.
There's really not much more I can do in this situation, other then provide support and information. Considering that I have four animals of my own, plus the fact that we're getting a house soon, I can't exactly help her out financially and I certainly cannot take in another animal (although the thought had crossed my mind).
If it ever comes to a point where I feel that she is unable to care for the kitten, I'd encourage her to give it to a shelter. I'm sure that she'd do the right thing by the kitten.
It is frustrating to care so much for animals, when it is obvious that certain people around me do not. I worry that if I get too "preachy" that she will tune me out completely.