We have two young shelter cats, adopted as kittens. One has had an unfortunate series of problems, nothing too serious but expensive to treat. First she had a broken tooth, then a gastro problem where she needed x rays and finally (we hope!) a urinary tract infection with an ultrasound. She is doing fine, luckily, but we are caring cat parents and wouldn't dream of skimping on her care. VPI helps us not break the bank to care for our kids. So far, the other one is doing great!