So, long story short, I live in the Kansas City area and a couple of days ago I caught a fancy rat who'd shown up around my house two weeks ago and now I'm trying to find out what the best thing for him is. With winter on the way and his coloration I'm hesitant to just release him. I don't have any rat experience and apparently neither do any of my friends so I haven't yet been able to find him a home directly yet. Local shelters that I've spoken to don't take in rats but there is one that I was directed towards that I haven't gotten to answer their phone yet. I moved him into a cat carrier from the cage trap so that he at least has food and water and a blanket but I know he shouldn't stay in there long term. He for the moment seems unfriendly and I would guess biting would be an issue if I tried to handle him. There was a much smaller second rat who had been around significantly longer that I also caught about five days ago, relocated, and released so he may have been in contact with a wild rat though I never saw them interact or even get near each-other. I'm looking for any advice or direction anyone could provide so that I can make sure this guy gets into the best situation possible.