You found a stray male dog, and you know for sure it has been abandoned (not just lost). You would like to keep him but, deep down you know you really can't afford to get him the shots, or the proper annual health care he needs. But you can afford to feed him. You could take him to the dog pound but deep down you feel that because he is an older dog, most likely he will end up being put to death. Now the question: Do you think the dog would be better off at the pound (most likely put to death) or would he be better off with you even if all you can give him is food, water, shelter, and lots of love? How would you handle it if he had some kind of major illness later that required expensive surgery or hospitalization? If you couldn't give him what he needs in healthcare, would you feel like you let him down? Would it be harder on you to just send him to the pound in the first place, or would it be harder on you if he got sick and you couldn't afford to help him? And most likely without the preventative healthcare, he will eventually end up really sick. Do you think someone who takes in an animal and can't afford to get it healthcare is an "irresponsible pet owner" and shouldn't own one? Or, do you admire someone who cares enough to want to do whatever they can to help it, even if it is limited?