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UK (SE) Rat rescue/rehoming centres/charities...

Post by R » Mon, 10 Nov 2003 23:17:59



Hi

Firstly - DO NOT EMAIL US DIRECT - this email address doesn't work.
Please only respond via newsgroup!

We have sadly lost 2 rats (both PTS after extensive vet care) - and
are sadenned by this.  We are not yet willing to take on more rats.

However, we're revamping our charity donations and are moving away
from the over-sized big-boys (WWF,IFAW,RSPCA etc) and want to donate
money to smaller maybe family run rescue/rehoming centres for
rabbits/rats etc where are (albeit small) contributions will be of
more use an actually get spent directly on the animals.

Two days of web surfing doesn't turn up much!!

So we're looking for:-

* Small charity / family run rehoming centre for rabbits / rats /
small furies (not cats/dogs).  (Doesn't have to be registered charity)
* Somewhere in Middlesex/Bucks/Berks/Surrey - i.e. within an hours
drive of Heathrow airport (where we live)
* Somewhere we can go and check out the place and make sure it meets
basic standards etc.

We're not looking to donate 1000's (sorry!) - but a modest monthly
contribution.

Please feel free to name drop personal recommendations, phone numbers,
website etc to this post and we'll review and decide accordingly.

If you know of a definitive list on the web somewhere - please also
let us know.

Many thanks indeed.

R&M.

 
 
 

UK (SE) Rat rescue/rehoming centres/charities...

Post by R » Mon, 10 Nov 2003 23:18:00


Hi

Firstly - DO NOT EMAIL US DIRECT - this email address doesn't work.
Please only respond via newsgroup!

We have sadly lost 2 rats (both PTS after extensive vet care) - and
are sadenned by this.  We are not yet willing to take on more rats.

However, we're revamping our charity donations and are moving away
from the over-sized big-boys (WWF,IFAW,RSPCA etc) and want to donate
money to smaller maybe family run rescue/rehoming centres for
rabbits/rats etc where are (albeit small) contributions will be of
more use an actually get spent directly on the animals.

Two days of web surfing doesn't turn up much!!

So we're looking for:-

* Small charity / family run rehoming centre for rabbits / rats /
small furies (not cats/dogs).  (Doesn't have to be registered charity)
* Somewhere in Middlesex/Bucks/Berks/Surrey - i.e. within an hours
drive of Heathrow airport (where we live)
* Somewhere we can go and check out the place and make sure it meets
basic standards etc.

We're not looking to donate 1000's (sorry!) - but a modest monthly
contribution.

Please feel free to name drop personal recommendations, phone numbers,
website etc to this post and we'll review and decide accordingly.

If you know of a definitive list on the web somewhere - please also
let us know.

Many thanks indeed.

R&M.

 
 
 

UK (SE) Rat rescue/rehoming centres/charities...

Post by Aliso » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 04:34:43


Cavyrescue take rats, but are in Kent (maybe a bit far away)
http://www.cavyrescue.co.uk/  The adoptables section on the website is
way out of date but I think there are contact details on there.

There is EARS in London
http://members.aol.com/ratrehome/rats/ears.htm
They are apparently incredibly difficult ot get hold of, but they do a
lot of good work and I know they would make good use of any help you can
give them.

You could also check the Rat Rehoming Register, and see if they know of
anywhere else in your area.
http://www.ratrehome.co.uk/

 
 
 

UK (SE) Rat rescue/rehoming centres/charities...

Post by Susan Apli » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 06:26:49


I would also recommend EARS as a worthy cause.They are incredible people who
work so very,very hard for rescue rats as well as holding down full time
jobs.We have donated money and hammocks in the past and each time they have
sent back lovely thank you cards which is amazing considering their spare
time is non-existent.There should be more people in this world like them!
Sue x

Quote:
> Cavyrescue take rats, but are in Kent (maybe a bit far away)
> http://www.cavyrescue.co.uk/  The adoptables section on the website is
> way out of date but I think there are contact details on there.

> There is EARS in London
> http://members.aol.com/ratrehome/rats/ears.htm
> They are apparently incredibly difficult ot get hold of, but they do a
> lot of good work and I know they would make good use of any help you can
> give them.

> You could also check the Rat Rehoming Register, and see if they know of
> anywhere else in your area.
> http://www.ratrehome.co.uk/

 
 
 

UK (SE) Rat rescue/rehoming centres/charities...

Post by R » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 19:50:33


Hi

We found Cavy Rescue on the web - a little far - a shame as they do
rabbits as well.

We found the rat rehoming register - but, erm, didn't like the
website.... (don't shoot me down!)

We hadn't found Ears though - that looks like a good cause - many
thanks for this. I'll send them an email to get some more info from
them.

RJ

Quote:

> I would also recommend EARS as a worthy cause.They are incredible people who
> work so very,very hard for rescue rats as well as holding down full time
> jobs.We have donated money and hammocks in the past and each time they have
> sent back lovely thank you cards which is amazing considering their spare
> time is non-existent.There should be more people in this world like them!
> Sue x


> > Cavyrescue take rats, but are in Kent (maybe a bit far away)
> > http://www.cavyrescue.co.uk/  The adoptables section on the website is
> > way out of date but I think there are contact details on there.

> > There is EARS in London
> > http://members.aol.com/ratrehome/rats/ears.htm
> > They are apparently incredibly difficult ot get hold of, but they do a
> > lot of good work and I know they would make good use of any help you can
> > give them.

> > You could also check the Rat Rehoming Register, and see if they know of
> > anywhere else in your area.
> > http://www.ratrehome.co.uk/

 
 
 

UK (SE) Rat rescue/rehoming centres/charities...

Post by Aliso » Wed, 12 Nov 2003 00:17:10



Quote:
> We hadn't found Ears though - that looks like a good cause - many
> thanks for this. I'll send them an email to get some more info from
> them.

I have also seen it mentioned that they appreciate practical help, if
you fancy keeping your cage-cleaning skills up to scratch!  I hope it
works out!