|News from ACAN|
50+ Lab Rats Rescued Need Homes - 05/23/15
New Life Animal Sanctuary www.NewLifeAnimalSanctuary.org has rescued 53 more lab rats who need homes.
These approximately 10 month old pink eyed white rats (Sprague Dawley lab rats) are shy since they are not accustomed to being held. With the extra attention that they deserve, these rats will blossom in to sweet trusting rats like Niles, another lab rat rescued by the Animal Care & Adoption Network, previously did. These rats are intact and reportedly healthy.
50 rats in Contra Costa County (No. Calif.) need placement ASAP - 11/22/14
Cross posting appreciated
The Sergeant from Animal Control (Contra Costa County - San Francisco Bay Area) phoned me today and asked if Animal Care & Adoption Network could help place any of the 50 rats (20 adults and 30 babies/juveniles--ages not yet confirmed) from a situation they are working on. I told him that ACAN is at capacity but that I would network to see if we could find placement for any of the rats. He believes that at least some of the rats are used to being handled and are friendly.
If you or anyone you know could take at least a pair (or a single if you have rats to bond him or her with) please email me at
as soon as possible. The Sergeant would like to place as many of these rats as possible with permanent homes because their shelter does euthanize.
ACAN is The Travelin' Rat's Rescue of the Month for July!
Much appreciation to The Travelin' Rat for choosing Animal Care & Adoption Network as Rescue of the Month for July! Every dollar donated is appreciated. All funds will be used for medications, surgeries and food for our rescued rats, many of whom have special needs.
More links from The Travelin' Rat whose slogan is "Helping Rescues Wherever We Can!"
New Rat Hammocks from Dandelion Dreams
Coastside Cavy Rescue has opened up a new Etsy store with lots of fun and colorful rat hammocks, sales will help support the costs of Coastside Cavy's rodent rescue efforts. Check out their new Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandelionDreamsPets
Urgent help needed for rats in Northern California
Updates on Northern California Rats Needing Homes
Bryson Air - Saving animals from euthanasia!
1,000 Rat Rescue in Progress in San Jose
The Humane Society of the United States, North Star Rescue and United Animal Nations are currently working together to set up and operate an emergency shelter for over 1,000 rats rescued from a hoarding situation. For more information, please visit http://www.northstarrescue.org/
Dr. Galvin's Retirement
Dr. Galvin, one of Marin County's most respected and long practicing Exotics Vet, has decided to retire from the practice of Veterinary Medicine and focus on opening a boarding facility for animals of all species, and focus on his amazing artwork (art by Stonefox). For more information, please visit http://www.DoctorGalvin.com/