Rainbow Rat Refuge is a domestic rat rescue based out of Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, Ontario. Our rescue is a registered non-profit organization that opened in the summer of 2021. We are small-scale, volunteer-run, and foster-based. We are based out of Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, with our Foster Families located within a 1.5hr radius.
Our mission is to better the lives of rats and those who love them through preventative efforts such as educational initiatives, rehabilitation and adoption, community and crisis response, and foster-based sanctuary. We strive to reduce barriers to animal companionship and enable people who've been underresourced to begin and/or continue caring for rats.
We provide refuge to domestic rats in need, with most of our intakes currently coming from other overwhelmed rescues and shelters throughout Ontario and Quebec. We rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome through our Foster Program. Rats who are less adoptable may become permanent residents and live out their lives in the comfort of their Foster Family’s company.
We work to provide ongoing support for our Foster and Adoptive Families to help make the connections lasting ones. Collaboration with other rescues and shelters, and the sharing of knowledge with and from the wider community is a vital part of our preventative efforts. It is our hope that this work will become obsolete in the future.
Let's work together to make this happen! Reach out with any questions or concerns and check out our website to see how you can support us. Please also interact with us social media - and share!
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