Oh, Rats!

Reader Kristin has a bit of a rat problem: “The Mainely Rat Rescue just took in over 300 rats, rescued from a hoarding situation. Many of the females are pregnant, which is quickly increasing the number of rats being cared for.”

So if you’re in theย NY, NJ, New England, or PA area, visitย The Mainely Rat Rescue to learn how you can help foster or adopt a rat, volunteer, or donate.


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11 thoughts on “Oh, Rats!

  1. allein June 11, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Aw, I wish I could take some!

    There was a similar story recently in the next town over from me involving 270 dogs. The animal shelter here is looking for help, too.

  2. Kristin June 11, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    NTMTOM, thank you so much for posting!
    Allein, I hope all the dogs near you find good homes, too!

  3. Murray C. June 11, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    I hate hearing these things – I work – peripherally at this point- with a rabbit rescue and we hate Easter time. To have pregnant females is discouraging. Wish I could help out with the ratites – they seem like such wonderful pets and they’re awfully cute.

  4. Kar June 11, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    That spayed paw is just killing me with the cute.

  5. Faye June 11, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I love ratties. Poor things. ๐Ÿ˜ก

  6. donna June 12, 2016 / 11:22 am

    NTMTOM, will you be continuing with the tradition of “Rats, it’s Monday”?

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike June 12, 2016 / 11:33 am

      I don’t think I’ll be able to. I get very few pictures of cute rats from readers, and I don’t find enough of them in my own browsing. I would like to feature more rats, hamsters, mice and other “pocket pets” on the site, whenever I can funny photos of them.

      • Kristin June 12, 2016 / 1:01 pm

        NTMTOM, if you want rat pictures, I can probably supply them! I’m now fostering 24 ratties! I should be able to get at least some rat pictures out of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Not That Mike The Other Mike June 12, 2016 / 1:11 pm

          Send what you can! I’m especially drawn to pictures that suggest a funny caption, but I’ll look at everything and use as much as I can. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Kar June 12, 2016 / 6:12 pm

          Twenty-four? Bless you for doing this.

        • Murray C. June 13, 2016 / 10:31 am

          Wow! That must take some doing! Good for you. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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