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* If you're here because you would like to be a Rat Friend, click here! *

Have you found an abandoned pet rat...

    In your home?
    In your garden?
    By the roadway?
    Near your workplace?

    If so, we're here to help you!

We have knowledgeable and friendly rat folks around the globe who, like you, don't wish to see an abandoned rat suffer, and who will help you ensure that the abandoned rat you've found is put into safe hands. Below is a list of locations where Rat Friends can currently be found. If your location isn't on the list, however, don't despair! In a pinch, I'm sure we can round someone up to help you!

Help us help you by filling in the following information so that we can have someone nearby contact you immediately (or provide you with contact information) to help you with the situation:

Note: Fields denoted by * are required.

First, some information about you:
    * Your name (so we may greet you):
    Your email address (so we can contact you):
    * A phone number where you can be reached (please include area code):
    * The Country in which you live:
    * The State/Province in which you live:
    * The City/Town in which you live:
    Any nearby location(s) (to help us find the contact nearest you):

And for some information about the rat(s) you've found (all optional but this will help us to better help you):
    Does the rat appear to be injured?
    Is the rat showing interest in food and/or water (tip: they'll eat anything you do)?
    Approximately (at a glance) how long is the rat from nose to rump (not including tail)?
    Approximately (at a glance) how wide is the rat around his/her rump?
    Does the rat appear (at a glance) to be a male or female (a male rat's testicles are large)?
    Where did you find the rat (i.e. your back yard, in a park, etc)?
    Have you a cage, aquarium, or other means of effectively containing the rat(s) for the time being?
    Where is the rat currently being kept?
    Any other comments (i.e. location/appearance of wounds, the rat's general appearance) or concerns we can address?

Rat Friends Locations List:

  • Australia
    • Campbelltown, NSW
    • Newcastle, NSW
    • Sydney, NSW
    • Beaudesert, QLD
    • Brisbane, QLD
    • Brisbane, QLD
    • Brisbane, QLD
    • Rockhampton, QLD
    • Hobart, Tasmania
    • Morwell, Victoria
  • Canada
    • Nanaimo, British Columbia
    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Moncton, New Brunswick
    • Belleville, Ontario
    • Stouffville, Ontario
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Montréal, Québec
    • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Netherlands
    • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
  • South Africa
    • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • United Kingdom
    • Helston, Cornwall
    • Croydon, Surrey
    • Cambridgeshire
    • Northamptonshire
    • Runcorn
  • United States
    • Auburn, AL
    • Troy, AL
    • Prescott, AZ
    • Glendale, AZ
    • Sierra Vista, AZ
    • Tuscon, AZ
    • Campbell, CA
    • Chico, CA
    • Chino Hills, CA
    • Davis, CA
    • E. Palo Alto, CA
    • Grass Valley, CA
    • Hollywood, CA
    • Long Beach, CA
    • Modesto, CA
    • Placerville, CA
    • Redding, CA
    • Rescue, CA
    • Rohnert Park, CA
    • San Diego, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • San Rafael, CA
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • Santa Clara, CA
    • Walnut Creek, CA
    • Woodside, CA
    • Boulder, CO
    • Gales Ferry, CT
    • Milford, CT
    • Suffield, CT
    • Newark, DE
    • Wilmington, DE
    • Clearwater, FL
    • Orange Park, FL
    • Penascola, FL
    • Venice, FL
    • Covington, GA
    • Marietta, GA
    • Rome, GA
    • Buhl, ID
    • Eagle, ID
    • Aurora, IL
    • Champaign, IL
    • Chicago, IL
    • Naperville, IL
    • Oak Forest, IL
    • Rockford, IL
    • Ft. Wayne, IN
    • Muncie, IN
    • West Lafayette, IN
    • Lawrence, KS
    • Winfield, KS
    • Lexington, KY
    • Louisville, KY
    • Louisville, KY
    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • Berwick, LA
    • Boston, MA
    • Brighton, MA
    • Easthampton, MA
    • Somerville, MA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Elkton, MD
    • Elkton, MD
    • St. Leonard, MD
    • Bowdion, ME
    • Adrian, MI
    • Alanson, MI
    • Battle Creek, MI
    • Iron Mountain, MI
    • Kentwood, MI
    • Livonia, MI
    • Ortonville, MI
    • Woodhaven, MI
    • Albertville, MN
    • Chaska, MN
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Gladstone, MO
    • Independence, MO
    • Springfield, MO
    • Winfield, MO
    • Winfield, MO
    • Tylertown, MS
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Kearney, NE
    • Rutland, NH
    • Rahway, NJ
    • Westfield, NJ
    • Albuquerque, NM
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Bayside, NY
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • Buffalo, NY
    • Gloversville, NY
    • Highland, NY
    • Ithaca, NY
    • Long Island, NY
    • Manhattan, NY
    • Manhattan, NY
    • Mohegan Lake, NY
    • Oneida, NY
    • South Brooklyn, NY
    • Yonkers, NY
    • Batavia, OH
    • Columbus, OH
    • Van Wert, OH
    • Elyria, OH
    • Fremont, OH
    • Tecumseh, OK
    • Albany, OR
    • Bandon, OR
    • Milwaukie, OR
    • Allentown, PA
    • Ambridge, PA
    • Mercer, PA
    • Erie, PA
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • York, PA
    • Greenville, SC
    • Austin, TX
    • Dallas, TX
    • Forney, TX
    • McKinney, TX
    • Bealeton, VA
    • Richmond, VA
    • Bellingham, WA
    • Everett, WA
    • Madison, WI
    • Rhinelander, WI
    • Huntington, WV
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