Friendly rat pack in need of homes
IN the 1950s, Hollywood unleashed a new phenomenon into the world – The Rat Pack. Consisting mainly of Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, they became notorious for heavy drinking, outrageous parties and ‘womanising’.
In the 1980s we had The Brat Pack – Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson et al – who never quite achieved the same level of notoriety.
But in 2016 The Rat Pack is back. We have just taken delivery of not one, not two but 24 beautiful rats!
This is only part of a group of more than 60 rats our inspectors rescued from just one house.
They were crammed into hamster cages stacked on top of each other.
Amazingly, they are all in pretty good condition and really friendly, so will soon need new homes in pairs or groups.
We have also just taken charge of four enormous rabbits. Sadly their owner passed away and there was no one left to care for them, so all in all it’s been a busy week.
Generally, when people think of adopting a pet, they think of cats and dogs – and why not? However if you don’t have the space for a large animal or the time to take a dog for a walk, why not consider something smaller?
Rats, gerbils, guinea pigs, mice and hamsters can all be great company, particularly at the end of the day.
They can be really active, building tunnels and scurrying around their cages, so are great fun to watch.
Is a small animal the right pet for you?
Can you afford £5 a week for food?
Can you give your pet a safe and secure space to live in?
Can you be at home for part of every day?
If needed can you afford veterinary treatment throughout your pet’s life?
Can you afford to board your pet or arrange for family or friends to look after your pet while you are on holiday?
If you can answer yes to these questions, then contact us to find out about adopting a small animal.
There is a fee of £20 for guinea pigs and £10 for rats and hamsters etc.
Don’t worry, it’s unlikely that your rat pack will behave like Humphrey, Deano, Sammy and Frank!
If you think you could offer a forever home to one of our rats or any of the other small animals, cats and rabbits we currently have looking for a home for life then please call us on 020 8966 9688 or email us at info@rspcamiddlesex. org.uk.
To view some of the many pets we have looking for new homes, you can visit our website at www.rspcamiddlesex.org.uk where you will also find more information about the work we do at RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch.
REALLY FRIENDLY: Some of the rats who need rehoming