I am from Malaysia. Our family just adopted a cat ( Ally) from the local SPCA and hope to learn more in this forum. Sadly, Ally was already sick with diarrhoea when we got her. We took it to the vet and is now a little better.
My first cat was from a shelter too. Of course when I went to pick him up there was another kitten with him. So I asked if he had a home to go to. I was told that they had just kept him alive to keep my kitten company. So of course I left with both kittens..... Don't regret it though - both brilliant cats.