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Holiday Happenings at The Travelin' Rat
« on: November 06, 2016, 07:04:27 PM »
TTR will not have any Rescues of the Month for the remainder of the year. Instead, please keep a look out on our website (, Facebook (, Twitter (, and other social media for activities throughout the holiday season! Here are some of the things that TTR will be doing, including ways we'll be helping the rescues!

Denise's Rat Hammocks: Buying cage accessories from Denise's Rat Hammocks from Nov 1-29 will help FIVE different rescues for #GivingTuesday! Denise's Rat Hammocks has partnered with The Travelin' Rat for this "day of giving back". 10% of sales at Denise's Rat Hammocks during November 1-29 will be divided evenly between Central Texas Rat Rescue, Charming Rat Rescue, Philly Rat Rescue, Rescued Rat Adoptions, and Yale Road Adoptables! If you need gifts for your rats, your rat-loving friends, or rattie Secret Santas, this would be a great time to buy them- and help some rescues to boot!

Holiday Store: Items for sale through TTR are helping to raise funds for the registered 501(c)(3) rescues this holiday! Halloween items are now 50% off.

Ebay: Items are being posted for sale throughout the season on TTR's eBay account ( to help us raise funds for our registered 501(c)(3) rescues this holiday. Currently, there are non-rat items up for auction, but there should be rat-related items later this month! (If you know any dog lovers, please send them the link- gorgeous handmade glass dogs were generously donated to help the rescues!)

Adoptable Rats: Rats that are available for adoption through TTR's registered rescues will be hilighted on our social media throughout the beginning of November. If you're looking to expand your family with a rattie (or more!), keep an eye on our pages for the next few weeks!

Secret Santa: TTR will be organizing a gift exchange again this year. For details and to sign up, go to our website:

Businesses that Help Rescues: Businesses that have helped TTR and our registered rescues will be hilighted on TTR's social media during the holiday season (you can find them listed alphabetically at the bottom of this page: They have been very good to TTR and the rescues, many times donating time, artwork, and even postage to help the animals, so please show them some love when shopping for gifts this year.

#GivingTuesday: This is the Tuesday after US Thanksgiving, November 29 this year. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday ( is a day to give back! TTR is partnering with Denise's Rat Hammocks to send donations to the rescues! (If anyone else would like to help, please contact TTR.) There will be information on how you can donate yourself to the rescues that have registered with TTR on our website and Facebook page on that day.

Rattie Giving Tree: TTR is currently working on holiday trees for participating rescues. Each ornament will represent a donation for a rat at one of the registered rescues. This is expected to be up on our website on Thanksgiving, November 24!

World of Pets Expo and Photo Contest: TTR will have a photo contest that ANYONE IN THE WORLD can enter again this year! Categories are TBD, but please check back on our page as photos can be mailed in as soon as the information is posted! The event takes place January 27-29, 2017 in Maryland, where TTR will be selling our wares. Photos will be judged on Sunday, January 29 and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive ribbons in both categories.

Dates to keep in mind:
National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week Nov 6-12
World Kindness Day Nov 13
Thanksgiving Nov 24
Giving Tuesday Nov 29

The Travelin' Rat Newsletter: Sign up to stay informed about TTR's activities! Please also be sure to save our email (thetravelinrat(at)gmail(dot)com) to your address book so our newsletter does not make it to your spam folder.

Don't forget, there are a number of ways to help TTR help the rescues! Many of these are very simple and do not cost anything extra, like designating The Travelin' Rat as your charity then searching on GoodSearch, shopping as you normally would at iGive or GoodShop or Amazon, or walking, jogging, or biking while using the ResQ Walk app!
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