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Rats Need Homes/Fostering in Eastern US January 17, 2006 6:54 PM

I found this on another group and wanted to pass it on....
 Guys -
> thanks for all those who have written to volunteer so far.
> We have had a volunteer check out the rats and the situation is worse
> than we thought. There is a cage full of 44 young females, a second
> cage of 33 males. The rats are overcrowded and beating each other up
> they have no heat in the room and the house has no running water. The
> rats are afraid of people and just need time - they are most
varieties of black (berk, self, irish, hooded, capped), there are some dumbos,
> there is one hairless, some fawn, agouti, etc.
> THere are 18 babies from 3 litters that are all under 3-4 weeks old,
> and another expecting mother.
> we DESPERATELY need foster homes - anywhere really, but mostly in MA,
> CT, NY, NH, etc - we are ordering more martins cages to hold them
all. We are trying ot make appts to spay some of the females as we speak.
> IF anyone can take a pregnant mother, or foster a litter, it would be
> marvelous.
> Please - if you can help us out, anything would be appreciated. In
> addition, if any of you have experience dealing with cruelty
> investigations, please contact me privately -- I have some questions
> and concerns!
> Current plans have us travelling either this coming saturday or
Sunday to pick the rats up - they are travelling from syracuse, NY area down
> 90 across to MA at least to the worcester area.
> If you can help, please send emails to or
> Thanks, as always -
> Kim
> Kim's Ark Rodent Rescue
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