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I'm Starting a rat Rescue center in my area for all the abandond rats. Before anyone jumps my case, i have cages, food, space, adoption papers, Release papers.. all in all i've done my homework. I've been looking into this on and off for 3 years now and i am now finally 100% prepared for the job! I'm making this post because i can't seem to find a name for the Rescue :|... and i thought it would be nice if i could get fellow rat lovers to assite and help me :). Thank you for your votes!!!
 

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One thing that helps rescues is being able to abreviate the name. Like Rodere Rat Rescue's abreviation is RRR- which also stands for our three main goals. Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome! And rodere is the latin verb meaning 'to gnaw'

Those names mentioned might be difficult for people to remember. :Under the Sun Rat Rescue" (USRR) or something like that.

A play on words is always favorable, or something that makes a catchy abrevation.
 

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uMgazi is the name of the ranch me and my mother own. So were going to have uMgazi in there but i know what you mean. So fare my moms set on "uMgazi Ranch& Rat Rescue" since uMgazi isn't an american name it will probley have a hard time being catchy and easy but we're hoping since it's different it might stick in peoples minds. I like what you have for the three R's!!! :D
 

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thank you for all your votes, i'm going to keep finding out as much as i possibley can. I have "business" cards being made :) with our own logo.
 

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Ooohh!!! What's the logo!! Post it please...or you could Pm me. :)*giggle* lol
 

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A rescue is a large, time consuming, expensive undertaking. If you don't mind me throwing in my two cents, you should probably wait until you're not under your parents roof and depending on them to support you.

How old are you? Do you have your license? Are you prepared to have a vet fund of up to $1000 set aside incase something comes up? Do you have an off site location to do quarentines?
 

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I'm 18 and i've been able to drive for 2 years now. I've also had 2 jobs for 3 1/2 years now and trust me $1,000 is nothing for me. of course they are part time jobs but when you really know how to save it adds up :). Everything has been more than thought out :). Thank you for your concern :).
 

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I'll only start accepting rats when i've got enough bedding (towels and shirts as well) to have two sets to each cage. So while one bunch is being washed they can have nice clean towls to sleep in till next cleaning. I have about 19 water bottels but i want to get a few more just in case. I've got about 5 open cages but would like to get more incase we get someone who ends up being preg. so we can give her a quiet place to have her babes. Our Quarin. area is finished having water bottels and cages done there (thought i would get that ready first since knowone will go straight to adoption when they first come here). I have a good supplie of food but still want to get more. I have everything i just want to double up to make sure i don't run short. I'll also start accepting little ones once i've got "adds" made out so people know about the new rescue and can contact me :). I'm also in the process of getting a webpage :) i'm going to put more work into that once the rescue is up and running effectivly.
 

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Sounds like you have it well thought out. Do you do any sewing? It's not hard to learn and it would be a great cheap way to get hammocks for every cage.

Do you have a rat room? You should post pics of your setup ;).
 

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I have a sew machine :) and i can sew myself :p. I've made a few i'm working on the hooks for each corner though. I'm thinking of sewing a loop to the inside of each corner but also hanging out.... does that make since?? probly not, i'll try to post a pic of what i mean. I don't have a digi camra but i have a one time use one and i can scann the pics in :D. I'll get pics asap :D. I have a horse show tomorrow so i should have a few left over after i ride that i can use :D.
 

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OoOoO This sounds like a good idea! I hope it all works out well for you :D Hey maybe I'll come visit you one day, Your only about 2 1/2 - 3 hours away from me.
 

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JennieLove said:
OoOoO This sounds like a good idea! I hope it all works out well for you :D Hey maybe I'll come visit you one day, Your only about 2 1/2 - 3 hours away from me.
Were? I'm in Wattsonville.

You don't have to say if you don't want to. :wink:
 

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Yeah I know but were are you?
 

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Hello,
little update for everyone! yes JennieLove it would be beond awesome if you came down/up!! that would beond rock lol.
Back to business :p i've created all the adoption, release, and donations forms and my dad is making me some cards with info of how to contact the rescue. I'll use are logo as my icon as soon as dad gets it onto the comp for me. My mom is also been really helpful she baught me 5 more water bottels and some rattie toys! Even baught me a towl container, food container and a speshal wash bin!! I owe her so much! I've set up a private rescue email for people to contact me at, and i'll be getting a speical PO Box so i don't get unwanted rats dumped on my door step. We just need to move her stuff out of my old tack room and wash it all out then move everything in!!
After all that is done i'm planing on posting fliers so expose the rescue! Anyone as excited as i am??
 

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We;re moving all of moms stuff tomorrow and will be cleaning the whole place out. Moms going to Oregon this weekend for some Alpaca thing so i'm thinking we'll open sometime next week should everything go as planed. I would like to have cards before then but i know dads busy so i'm trying not to hassel him :).
 
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