I have just been reading the posts on the cat breeding section and replied to a thread as I am a little concerned about the kittens we are getting. A lot of people talk about back street breeders and that you should avoid people who are selling kittens for big profits and not to get cats that are not pedigree with paperwork confirming parents as you could end up with a kitten who could be prone to infection or some genetic disease etc. Now, I have only ever rescued cats. My cat who I had as a child was rescued by my parents as he was a wild cat, very fierce and would scratch and bite but ended up being the most loving adorable cat you could meet. He died when he was 19 years old, my next two we got from our vets as they had been brought in by a lady who found a stray with her litter in her shed. She kept them until they were 5 months old. They lived until they were 15 years old and were very healthy up until then and died from old age. Our last two Ted and Dusty we got from Cat's Protection, they were dumped in a box in some woods not far from us. We adopted them when they were 8 weeks old. Sadly they were both killed by cars last month. I rang Cat's Protection to inform them and to ask if they had any litters this year but they only had one litter of 7 who need homing now and as we are going on holiday and can't have them until end of aug they said we should wait but couldn't guarantee whether they would have a second litter. They did reassure me and say that they had no problems with us rehoming as some might think! In the meantime I heard about a lady in my village selling kittens who works for Cat's Protection but only as a back up. So I have reserved two. Her cat has a litter of 4 and she is selling them for £50 each but she said I could have them for £75 for two. She said they will be treated for fleas, worms and fully vet checked. This is the first litter the mum has had, but they have another female cat who has had two litters over the last couple of years. She said she doesn't know who the father is but suspects it is a tabby who lives on her street. As she works for CP I presume I can trust her. Now after reading the posts on the cat breeding section I am concerned as the advice is avoid this type of breeder as you don't know what you are getting. Should I be concerned?? I mean, I never knew where all my other cats came from!