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The Travelin' Rat's February 2015 Rescue of the Month is Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM (http://www.tinytoesratrescue.org/). Items that you buy from The Travelin' Rat's website, Zazzle store, or Etsy store during the month of February will benefit Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM!

Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico:

"Just because they're tiny doesn't mean they're disposable"

Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was formed in August 2010 because there weren’t any animal rescues in New Mexico dedicated to domestic rats. Unfortunately, because New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the USA and the state with the highest rate of animal abuse, there are far less animal rescues in New Mexico than in other states and the majority of them are privately funded. Private funding can support some animal rescues, but usually not those that specialize in an animal that is misunderstood, the subject of so many myths, and considered to be disposable even by members of the veterinary community.

Tiny Toes Rat Rescue partners with many animal shelters throughout New Mexico and does its best to respond to calls for assistance within 24 hours. Some shelters don’t accept rats at all which leaves people who want to dispose of their pet rats with no alternative but to dump them somewhere and tragically that happens all the time. Some shelters that do accept rats still consider them to be disposable and euthanize them shortly after intake. Tiny Toes is trying to change that by through partnerships with more shelters and offering alternatives to euthanasia even if it means providing cages,
supplies, food, and staff education. Tiny Toes also has a high rate of intake of rats from private individuals who no longer wish to keep their rats.
Tiny Toes seeks good adoptive homes for young healthy rats through a careful screening and verification process. First time adopters and all families with children are required to attend a Pre-Adoption Workshop at Tiny Toes. All rats who are old or have health conditions or behavioral issues live out the remainder of their lives in the care of Tiny Toes. The vast majority of rats taken in by Tiny Toes never leave its care because of the low adoption rate. All rats are provided with veterinary care if needed and as finances allow.

Tiny Toes always has a lot of expenses for veterinary care, food, and supplies. As of January 30, 2015 there are 127 rodents in the rescue. Donations to Tiny Toes are needed, very appreciated, and tax deductible! Donations may be made via PayPal to email address [email protected] and checks or money orders payable to Tiny Toes Rat Rescue may be mailed to
Tiny Toes Rat Rescue

P.O. Box 67571
Albuquerque, NM 87193

Adoptable animals at Tiny Toes can be found on their webpage:

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Tiny Toes has an online store with rat goodies and more!

Check out the ways you can help out Tiny Toes! From buying something on their wishlist to shopping through iGive or shopping at Alberton's or Smith's, there's something you can do to help!

Net proceeds from The Travelin' Rat's online stores benefit Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM during February 2015! Items that you buy from The Travelin' Rat's webstore, Etsy store, or Zazzle store during the month of February will benefit Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM!



And if you can't/don't want to buy anything, donations are GREATLY appreciated! ANY amount helps.

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