The responsibilities of owning a cat are significant and are a long term commitment.
When deciding to get a cat the first question you should be asking yourself is whether you are able to take on the care of its well-being, health and happiness for the next 15 to 20 years. If this is not likely you could eventually find yourself adding your new pet to the millions of cats that are unnecessarily euthanized each year.
This is why it is extremely important to look into what caring for a cat entails not only being able to give it the love and affection it needs and deserves, but also being able to provide the practical day to day care and necessities, taking into account the financial factor as well. The cost of providing for a cat is not huge, but is ongoing for the duration of its life and a major factor that should not be overlooked in deciding to permanently adopt a cat or kitten. Can you reasonably guarantee not just to be able to provide its daily essentials, but also the occasionally unexpected medical essentials?