Marisa, I see where your heart is coming from, but I don't that anyone should take in any animal they don't feel their all for. I owned an old iggie for a year and a bit and it was hard work, I don't think I will ever own another iguana again. Vanan, Alex (alexandsnakes), and I fished out a RES from a pond (they're not native to BC), we had her for only a bit, until she died of septicemia. I don't think I will ever own another RES again.
Sure, one may be a dog lover or a cat lover, or a bird lover, but that doesn't mean you should take in that neurotic dog, abused cat, or feather plucking lovebird. It may not be within the means of someone, or they may just not have the inclination. And that's fair.