I couldn't agree more. I some times get grief and stunned looks at how many animals I have (5 cats and 3 dogs). To those people I always say, "If people loved and cared for their animals the way they were suppose to then I wouldn't have that many animals." All but one of my critters is rescued (Rosco was bought from a breeder). I tell him he's so very lucky that he doesn't know what its like to not be loved.I agree that it is unthinkable how people can just feel that animals are "disposable". To me when I made that commitment to have them, it is like my children and I have an obligation to give them the best possible life I can.....some of these rescue stories just make me so angry.
But, thank God for people like you two for adopting these lovable guys (and Gals) and give them a good home....in situations like these I feel the blessings go both ways...
I think what they don't tell you is that you're not rescuing the animal, they're rescuing you (You just don't know it until you bring them home).