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March 2017 Rescue of the Month!
« on: March 07, 2017, 08:05:08 PM »
**Sorry for the holdup- I was hoping to have the Tee info but we're having some issues. Hoping that mugs and totes may be available, too! (The logo Dru made is adorable!) We also seem to be having an issue with our site atm- I am hoping it will be back up in the next 24 hrs or so....

The Travelin' Rat's March 2017 Rescue of the month is: Philly Rat Rescue from Philadelphia, PA!

Philly Rat Rescue is a small rat rescue/advocacy/referral organization located in the city of Philadelphia. We were established in 2012, and we exist to help rescue neglected, abused or homeless rats. Normally we only accept single rats and paired rats from private individuals within a 50 mile radius of the city of Philadelphia, and we only accept adoption applications from those living within a 50 mile radius of the city. We cannot take large groups of rats in due to limited space and volunteers, therefore we do not take rats from shelters, pet stores or hoarding situations, or in non-emergency cases. We do not normally do long distance adoptions unless the adopter is previously known to us and has adopted before from us or from another rescue.
We also sponsor the Saint Francis Rat Sanctuary, a safe haven for elderly/infirm rats who might otherwise be abandoned. Space permitting, they are able to live out their "golden months" with our foster families, being spoiled ratten!
PHILLY RAT RESCUE is a non-political, non-sectarian organization. Our only purposes are to rescue/rehome needy pet rats, to provide a safe sanctuary for elderly, ill rats, and to educate people concerning their needs, as well as show them what wonderful pets they are. We also advocate for the well-being of all domestic rats everywhere, and act as a referral agency to other rescues and shelters when our foster homes are full. We are an all-volunteer organization.
We are the only rat rescue located in the city of Philadelphia, and we are but minutes away from  the Tacony-Palmyra, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross and Burlington-Bristol bridges! We are conveniently located to serve all of Philadelphia, lower Bucks County, eastern Montgomery County, and central/southern NJ.

"Philly Rat Rescue---where every rat counts!"

Follow Philly Rat Rescue and St. Francis Rat Sanctuary on Facebook!

Please note that, due to the current Seoul virus outbreak, Philly Rat Rescue is not adopting out nor accepting surrenders. However, you can fill out an application and be pre-approved, as once the outbreak is over, you will be able to find adoptable rats from them on Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet, and Rescue Me:

Philly Rat Rescue has an Amazon wishlist if you would like to help by sending supplies to the rescue:

You can help Philly Rat Rescue during March by buying a Tee with the Philly Rat Rescue and Travelin' Rat logos (both courtesy of Drusilla Kehl of The Illustrated Rat), details coming soon! Please check back on our website ( or FB page ( later this month!

Donations of ANY amount are greatly appreciated to help the rescue with food and vet costs.
*Please note that Philly Rat Rescue is not currently a 501(c)(3) organization so donations to them are not tax-deductible at this time.

Philly Rat Rescue will be participating in The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Day Auction during the first week of April. If you have anything that you would like to donate to the rescue for this event, please email pictures, description, approximate value, and where you are willing to ship to (US only, another country only, US & Canada, worldwide) *If possible, we ask that donors also donate shipping due to the nature of this event.

Thank you for helping Philly Rat Rescue continue saving lives!
The Travelin' Rat
Helping Rescues Wherever We Can!