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Any Rat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Vet care and supplies for the pet rats in our care.

By having a healthy vet fund, we are able to provide necessary care, such as tumor removals and emergency spays.

How many pets did this grant help?

Overall, we serve approximately 200 pet rats each year.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The pet sponsored was JoKoy, a neutered patchwork male domestic rat. He came from a situation of a near-homeless family: a single mother, pregnant with the second child, and too many animals. Someone helping the family contacted us. JoKoy was initially very skittish and did not like being picked up. We had him neutered and worked diligently to find him just the right home.

Unfortunately, he is now back with us. He was returned because his adopters thought he appeared depressed. We have since been working with him and find him to be a happy boy. He likes to scamper and wrestle. He may be able to go as a single, as previous attempts at friends did not work.

We have received numerous applications for him in the past two weeks and are confident that his loving, forever home is on the horizon.

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