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Best Friend Rodent Rescue is a no kill, non-profit animal shelter and rescue dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for unwanted, neglected and abandoned small animals, primarily domestic rats, from other shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes and local veterinarians, we are able to rescue hundreds of small animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all domesticated rat owners by providing education, information on responsible pet ownership including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition for this often misunderstood and underappreciated animal.
Best Friend Rodent Rescue is focused on efforts to reduce the suffering of animals, focusing specifically on rodents and/or pet rats. In the accomplishment of this mission, attempts to reduce the pain, suffering and cruelty of animals by rescuing animals from dangerous situations, removing animals from situations of neglect or cruelty, seeking to provide medical care for unwanted or injured animals, all with the objective of protecting and rehabilitating the animals as to place them into safe, healthy homes. In addition, BFRR seeks to takes steps to reduce the likelihood of animals being injured, neglected or abandoned through community education programs and programs to reduce animal over-population.
BFRR is a rescue group that takes in unwanted animals from the following sources: shelters, humane societies, snake food mills, owner surrenders, strays, and other non-profit rescue groups. The rescue program is conducted by volunteers who support and care for the animals until a new home can be found. All operations of BFRR are provided through donations of volunteer time and donated facilities. .
Available animals are listed on www.petfinder.com and BFRR’s website at www.bfrr.org . An email address is provided on those links so that potential families can email an adoption application for review and appointment set up.
BFRR also attends adoption events at various times throughout the year to educate the community related to the services provided by BFRR and the fact that homes are needed for homeless, unwanted pet rats. Also to advertise the rescue and the fact that homes are needed for homeless, unwanted rats and other small animals.
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