hey that is exciting! Congrats! Ultimately if I even decide to run a rescue it won't be until I am settled in life (house, career, money, etc.) and it will be small. Perhaps only 10-15 spaces? I might begin to put money away specifically for a rescue but it would ideally be no less than $5000. I had $400 in vet bills for three of my ratties last month, so that has given me only a small idea of the cost it would be to care for any new animal.Speaking of non-profit status, we're hoping to start the process soon! Smile I'm excited.
I guess the only problem with trying to have a small rescue is sticking to a number you can handle. Perhaps in the future I am able to care for 10 rescue ratties how would I actually be able to turn rats away? Again it all seems too complicated especially at this point in my life.
I can't remember if I asked this already but how old were you when you started your rescue?