I think if spending time at the shelter feels good, Raven, that is excellent for now, and if someone is supposed to go home with you one day, I know it will just happen and feel right.
And, YES, WHY can't people just bring animals to the shelter and say they don't want or can't have them anymore? Then the shelter can do what they do... sigh.... so much need in this world.
Is "Pooh" named for THE "Pooh"? I am a big fan of A.A. Milne. If so, reading THE TAO OF POOH by Benjamin Hoff might feel good right now as it is something of a treatise on the Zen nature of Pooh. Possibly heart-warming in hard times?
Still thinking of you.