Not sure if some would consider this a rescue story or not, but here goes:
My friend had three cats, and was going to take two to the pound because she couldn't take care of all three. I tried to talk her out of it, and then she remembered my birthday was coming up. She offered to give me her two males who are brothers for my birthday. Of coarse I said yes, and they have been living with me ever since. The best birthdayh presents I ever had!