I brought her home at 7 weeks old. She was living in pretty awful circumstances in a house I visited through work. My back garden is enclosed by neighbours gardens on one side. The other fence is next to a very quiet road, but this is the road that leads to the dual carriageway. Difficult to explain, sorry.
When we looked at getting a rescue cat previously, we were told we were not suitable due to the proximity to the road. They wouldn't carry out a home visit, they simply measured on a map, as the crow flies, and told us we were too close to the road.
Our rescue cat has no interest in going outside. She just tested positive for FIV which lots of rescue cats have and is a reason why lots of people keep their cat indoors although there are different points of view on this issue. Congrats on your new cat! Does she rule your house yet?
My cat is second only to my lovely dd. Will play it by ear. If she starts asking to go out or making escape bids I will think about spending some money making the garden more secure. There are actually lots of cats in my cul de sac that wander through the gardens but don't seen to venture on the road.