I would rescue an animal from the shelter, if I could afford the adoption fee. Maybe someday. Hopefully it'll be many years before I need to get another kitty.
Edith was a stray that hung around work. My boss fed her leftovers from lunch. When the weather started getting bad, she got put in a back room at night, and all day later on. I told her that if I got a place that allowed pets, I'd give her a home. When I found one and told her about it, she told me her name is edith. Found out she was pregnant a week or two later.