I am a scrounger. Well, I'm not actually, I claim housing benefit due to genuine ill health. If I were able to drive, I couldn't afford to run any sort of car - people in 4x4s certainly won't be entitled to HB. People's circumstances do change if they lose their jobs/fall ill etc and that's maybe why some have pedigree pets. I am going to adopt an older pedigree cat who needs rehoming, and she won't cost me anything beyond a donation that all rescue centres ask people to make. (see the relevant pedigree cat clubs on line) If I go the pdsa I'll make sure I wear a badge saying that so I won't be sneered at. I imagine there are some people who don't think I should have a cat at all but she will be good for my health and I will be good for her.