Beth pushing kittens on national TV around the holidays is a disgrace. here is what a quick Google has to say about Adult vs Kitten adoption from http://meowcatrescue.org/resources/articles/15/cat-or-kitten-which-should-you-adopt/ The best part about adopting an adult or senior cat? You're literally saving a life. Because most people want to adopt kittens, a cat's chances for adoption decrease with age. Most of these cats make wonderful pets when someone gives them a chance. MEOW is a no-kill shelter. The cats here will remain here, or in foster care, until they are adopted. Although their odds are improving, many older cats brought into shelters are euthanized. By adopting an adult cat from any shelter, you are helping to make room for another, who might otherwise be put to death. Finally, at MEOW, we will not place a single kitten in a catless home or a home with only older cats. Kittens need a playful buddy, somebody to wrestle with, to bite and scratch, somebody to chase from one end of the room to the other, somebody to curl up with for a nap. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/choosing-a-cat-or-kitten-which-is-better-for-you.html One of the most compelling reasons to adopt a mature cat is that many of these adults have little hope of getting a second chance after they hit the shelter, no matter how healthy, beautiful, and well mannered they are. Kittens are so adorable they're hard to pass up, and so many people never even look at the cages of adult cats when they're at the shelter. From Ask a Vet http://www.7x7.com/pets/ask-vet-it-better-adopt-kitten-or-older-cat Older cats typically hang around in shelters longer than kittens, so are craving to bond with a new human. Kittens find homes easier and you are truly saving a cats life when adopting an older cat. You will reap the benefits of living with a “responsible adult.” An older cat is comfortable hanging around waiting for you during the day and then loves to spend the evening next to you on the couch when you have dinner or watch TV. An older cat will bond just fine with you, if you provide her with the love and devotion she deserves. It might be so much easier to love a calm and relaxed older cat, than to deal with the first year of the challenges of a playful kitten. http://www.littlemews.org/Pages/AdultcatsvsKittens.aspx Kittens will always be popular, and most have no trouble attracting admirers. But for the abandoned, forgotten, and heartbroken adult cats, you just might be their chance to have the love and warmth of a home where they can live out their years in comfort. Adopters of adult cats can feel good about themselves, knowing that they have saved an animal from a lifetime of loneliness. In turn they will receive the unconditional love of a grateful pet.