i got my cat from the humane society when i was in 4th grade. When my mom picked me up from school she said that there was an old man under the bed. i just thought that was the funniest thing then when i got home I looked under the bed and found out that she meant an old cat! Within a month he came out but he was very skittish till he had been there for 3 months. we had him for about 3 years till we had to have him put down he was 15 years old when we put him down.