I recently got an email from a worker at Oakville & Milton Humane Society, asking if I could do a feature on their rats, as they were having trouble finding homes for them. I don't know how much help this will be, but I'm happy to post them! Rats are great pets and a lot of fun, but unfortunately they suffer from an overwhelmingly negative reputation. They are really hard to adopt out.
Oakville/Milton has a bunch of these lovely guys/girls! Do you know anyone who has room in their homes (and hearts) for any of them? Spread the word!
This is Aimee, an adult female brown rat. Look at that sweet face! She is about a year old and was surrendered by her owners because she had a litter of babies. Now all her babies have been adopted and it's mom's turn!
This little girl is Angel, who is 9 months old. Her mom was surrendered to the shelter because of unwanted babies. Since then, her mom and almost all her siblings have been adopted. The only ones left are Angel and two sisters.
This is Paige, one of Angel's sisters. The third sister is named Maria. All three girls are fairly nice, but they would definitely benefit from more socialization and handling. They deserve to finish growing up in a loving home!
Please pass the word on about these rats - they shouldn't have to wait so long to find a home just because of human superstition!
All photos were taken by Lisa at Oakville/Milton Humane.