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Welcome to Mainely Rat Rescue!

Mainely Rat Rescue (MRR) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 2007 by four women who saw a need to save unwanted and often misunderstood, domestic pet rats. Having worked and or volunteered for animal shelters and other rescues, they had been using their available resources individually and were re-homing abandoned pocket pets. They decided to rally together, combining resources and sharing contacts, and are now the proud founders of Mainely Rat Rescue.

Mainely Rat Rescue’s mission is to rehabilitate and find homes for surrendered or abandoned rats, as well as spreading awareness, education and support for this often misunderstood animal. While in foster care rats will be socialized with people and other rats, giving them the skills they need to make great companions. Proper food, housing and health care are provided to all rats until they find their forever home.

Future plans for MRR include one day expanding the rescue to include other small mammals, as well as having a shelter to house animals until they find their forever homes.

Please CLICK HERE to visit our adoptable rats!




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