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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Please vote daily through 9/23/19 to help a rescue!
« Last post by ratluver372 on September 14, 2019, 05:10:39 PM »
Please vote DAILY through 9/23/19!  Both Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary and Mainely Rat Rescue are in the running!

via Oxbow Animal Health
Congratulations to our Nurture Their Nature Finalists! Vote once every 24 hours from 9/9-9/23 at https://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/nurture-their-nature for your favorite small animal rescue to win their share of $5,000! The winners will be announced on 9/24.
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Year of the Rat 2020: Vegas!
« Last post by ratluver372 on September 14, 2019, 04:43:01 PM »
Year of the Rat celebrations will be starting in Las Vegas on January 25, 2020. There is a group of rat-lovers who will be attending the festivities. If this is something that you would like to do, hotel and transportation would be on your own but you can email TheTravelinRat(at)gmail(dot)com (*replace at and dot with respective symbols) and we can put you in touch with the group that is going. You can then plan to meet up with other rat-lovers at the various events.  :BlueDumboSmile:

https://www.lasvegashowto.com/chinese-new-year-in-las-vegas
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Carefresh $5 off coupon good through 9/24/19
« Last post by ratluver372 on August 25, 2019, 10:15:50 PM »
Through September 3 - buy one bag of Carefresh, get one for 50% off at PetSmart!*
Save even more on carefresh with a $5 coupon in the US or Canada good through 9/24/19!
(Available for redemption in stores only)
$5 off any bedding, any size
https://www.healthy-pet.com/carefresh

Print US coupon:
https://www.healthy-pet.com/carefresh/offers

Print Canadian coupon:
https://share.promotionpod.com/share/2164029aecbfb9b89cc6fc1204fc668f4f873c88/

*If you don't need the coupon, perhaps one of the rescues would be happy if you donated it to them?*
Any Rat Rescue, Scottsdale, AZ
Best Friend Rodent Rescue, Everett, WA
*Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
*Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue, Rochester, NY
For the LOVE of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
​MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN​​
Philly Rat Rescue/ St. Francis Rat Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
*Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue/ Rat Nation of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
*Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA​​
Small Angels Rescue, Inc., Frederick, MD
Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
​Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

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It's not too early to start thinking about helping rescues during the holidays! Anyone can choose to do this fundraiser for a rescue at their local Barnes & Noble store! Just contact your favorite rescue to see if they are coordinating any shifts or let them know if you'll do this on your own (you'd just need their non-profit information to supply to the store). Great idea for volunteer hours for a high school student!

During the winter holidays, the stores allow groups to come in and gift-wrap in exchange for being able to collect donations. The store provides everything to wrap, you provide the manpower. Rules vary from store-to-store, so please contact your store directly (most have 6 hour shifts and require 2 people at the table at all times). Tip: you may want to avoid stores in college or business areas as you are looking for places where people are buying gifts, especially closer to Christmas- when the last thing someone wants to do is go home and wrap! Sign-ups for holiday gift-wrapping may start as early as July of each year, though contracts go out during September (there may still be available spots or wait lists after September).
https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/

If you don't have a rescue near you, you can contact any of these rescues who have registered with The Travelin' Rat in 2019 (I believe that B&N requires 501(c)(3) status):
Any Rat Rescue, Scottsdale, AZ
Best Friend Rodent Rescue, Everett, WA
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue, Rochester, NY
For the LOVE of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
​MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN​​
Philly Rat Rescue/ St. Francis Rat Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA​​
Small Angels Rescue, Inc., Frederick, MD
Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
​Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Opportunities for kids to volunteer
« Last post by ratluver372 on August 25, 2019, 06:21:47 PM »
Need a project for a kid? Some volunteer hours? Or know a kid who loves to get involved in helping? Then let them know about this! Easy way to help rescues!


via GivingTuesday:

Introducing #GivingTuesdayKids, a global, youth-led social change activation happening on GivingTuesday!

On December 3, 2019, young people all over the world will lead volunteer projects, acts of kindness, and epic givebacks - spreading the culture of generosity through their communities. Led by 12-year-old Khloe Thompson, #GivingTuesdayKids is all about encouraging young people to take action around the causes they care about most.

Get on our mailing list to find out how to get involved! Please share with young people in your life who are excited about social change.

https://givingtuesday.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=78792425669fa388ae1bc2c58&id=58ab68dfd9&fbclid=IwAR05HNRSxlKCLMUokyZ5uG-AcZG0M2kGhmypRUP_k5twvm_3JbcFEg3JzVQ

GivingTuesday is now a global event. Some of our registered rescues are outside of the US! If anyone needs any suggestions of who might need some help, the following rescues have registered with The Travelin' Rat in 2019:
Any Rat Rescue, Scottsdale, AZ
Best Friend Rodent Rescue, Everett, WA
*Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
*Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue, Rochester, NY
For the LOVE of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
​MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN​​
Philly Rat Rescue/ St. Francis Rat Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
*Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue/ Rat Nation of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
*Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
​*Rifugio Jill Phipps, Albugnano (Asti), ITALY​
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA​​
Small Angels Rescue, Inc., Frederick, MD
Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
​Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
*At this time, these rescues do not have US 501(c)(3) status. Therefore, donations to them are not tax-deductible.
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Help Your Favorite Rescue with a Nomination!
« Last post by ratluver372 on August 13, 2019, 09:42:12 PM »
Several contests happening right now!

via Oxbow Animal Health:
Nominate your favorite small animal rescue from August 12-26!
Small animal rescue organizations work hard each day to provide for the needs of the animals in their care. For many of these groups, finding the funding necessary to provide quality care can be a real challenge. Nominate your favorite small animal rescue below for their chance to win a share of $5,000 during Oxbow's Nurture Their Nature Animal Rescue Giveback!
Submitting a nomination is easy!
Complete the form below from August 12-26, 2019, to nominate your favorite rescue. Rescues that are based in the United States as well as internationally are eligible to be nominated and receive donations. You may nominate an organization only once.
An Oxbow panel will select the top 10 submissions for finalist voting.
Come back to this page from September 9-23 to vote for your favorite finalist once per day!
The winners will be announced on September 24!
https://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/nurture-their-nature
*Rules state that international rescues are OK!


via Petco Foundation:
Earn a $100,000 grant for the animal welfare organization you adopted from! Share your story!
Pets brighten our lives ... from longer walks to cozier naps and big wet kisses.
Share how your adopted pet brightens your life by Sept. 23 and you can earn a $100,000 lifesaving grant for the organization you adopted from AND win a $1,000 Petco shopping spree for yourself and BOBS from Skechers shoes!
Share all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet brightens your life each and every day:
STEP ONE: Write a 500-word story about how your adopted pet brightens your life and include four high quality photos to help illustrate your story. You can include video too.
STEP TWO: Ask the animal welfare organization where you adopted from for their email address, phone number, and name of an organization representative to include on your application.
STEP THREE: Submit your story at
https://www.petcofoundation.org/holiday-wishes by noon CST on Monday, Sept. 23!


via Carefresh:
Nominate a rescue to win Carefresh bedding and coupons PLUS get a $5 coupon for yourself (or you could send to the rescue!)
NEW carefresh Gives Back
A donation program dedicated to helping rescues and small animal adopters provide the very best care!
Nominate your favorite rescue and a feature rescue will be chosen from nominations every two months. The chosen rescue will receive FREE carefresh bedding and coupons to give out with adoptions.
Plus, when you nominate your favorite rescue, you will get a $5 carefresh coupon!**
**You will receive an email with a link to print your coupon within a month of nominating a rescue, only one coupon will be sent per email entered
https://www.healthy-pet.com/carefresh/gives_back
*US 501(c)(3) rescues are preferred BUT if a US non-501(c)(3) rescue is nominated they will look into it!


​If you do not have a specific rescue in mind, the following rescues are currently registered with The Travelin' Rat in 2019:
​Any Rat Rescue, Scottsdale, AZ
Best Friend Rodent Rescue, Everett, WA
*Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
**Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue, Rochester, NY
For the LOVE of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
​MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN​​
Philly Rat Rescue, Philadelphia, PA
*Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue/ Rat Nation of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
​*Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
**Rifugio Jill Phipps, Albugnano (Asti), ITALY​
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA​​
Small Angels Rescue, Inc., Frederick, MD
Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

*US non-501(c)(c) rescue
**Rescue outside the US
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on August 11, 2019, 10:38:56 PM »
Rutabaga: 29 months, intact female, passed in her sleep
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Win Oxbow Treats! Comment by 8/8/19!
« Last post by ratluver372 on August 06, 2019, 06:56:21 PM »
via Oxbow Animal Health
Enter for a chance to win a free 3-pack of Simple Rewards Treats! To enter, follow Oxbow and comment below with your pet’s name and favorite Simple Rewards variety. The winner will be announced Thursday, August 8th. 
https://www.facebook.com/oxbowpet/photos/a.111698721517/10157696629956518/?type=3&theater
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Rescues and Rescue Supporters! Nominations through 8/7!
« Last post by ratluver372 on August 06, 2019, 04:56:46 PM »
via Tractor Supply Co.:
You’ve been asking about it and the 7th Annual Rescue Your Rescue Photo Contest is finally HERE! Now thru 8/7, go to TractorSupply.com/PhotoContest to nominate your FAVORITE 501(c)(3) animal rescue or shelter. We’ll be choosing 10 rescues to compete for their piece of $25,000 in grants! Nominate and find out more information @TractorSupply.com/PhotoContest.

The following rescues have registered with The Travelin' Rat in 2019 if you are needing a suggestion and want to help a rescue (or two!):
​Any Rat Rescue, Scottsdale, AZ
Best Friend Rodent Rescue, Everett, WA
Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue, Rochester, NY
For the LOVE of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
​MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN​​
Our Little Rat Rescue, Oklahoma City, OK
Philly Rat Rescue, Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue/ Rat Nation of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
​Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA​​
Small Angels Rescue, Inc., Frederick, MD
Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Dammit! Charlie almost made it to 3!
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on July 28, 2019, 11:40:53 AM »
So sorry for your loss.  :heart:
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