That’s sounds pretty ridiculous. I’d check out Washington Humane Society–my boyfriend and I adopted two 4-month old kittens from the Georgia Ave spot, and they had no issue with our work schedules (7 am – 6 pm away from home). I would recommend getting two kittens though–one kitten by itself all day is going to get incredibly bored, keep you up all night, and wreck your furniture if it doesn’t have a playmate. Good luck!!