Federally Registered 501(c)(3) organization
California Registered Not-For-Profit
Rattie Ratz is a federally recognized non-profit (501(c)(3)) rescue organization founded in 1998 and is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of domestic pet rats in the Bay Area (Northern California). Rattie Ratz operates a limited-access rescue, accepting needy rats from local, overwhelmed shelters and from individuals and emergency situations on a case-by-case basis. Since its inception, Rattie Ratz has rescued and re-homed approximately 250-350 domestic pet rats annually.
Rattie Ratz is an all-volunteer organization with 15-20 regular volunteers and a dozen casual volunteers and foster homes. The organization is governed by a volunteer and experienced board of directors which oversees an annual operating budget of approximately $35,000. Rattie Ratz is supported by individual goodwill donations, adoption donations and fees, special events and other charitable and fundraising opportunities. Funds are used to purchase supplies, cages, transportation, animal maintenance costs and pay for veterinarian care when required. Rattie Ratz and its volunteers are active in their local communities, participating in education outreach, locally run adoption drives as well as organizing mobile adoption events.
Our mission is to improve the lives of domestic pet rats and their guardians by promoting value and respect for all animal life.
Our goals are:
Rattie Ratz volunteers strive to ensure the well being of all domesticated pet rats that come to us — from private intakes or shelters alike — by going above and beyond in our every day care, affection and healthcare with the animals we foster. We emphasize the importance of maintaining this care throughout the remainder of their life in a forever home by equipping all our adopters with the necessary tools to do so.
Rattie Ratz is a non-profit organization supported by individual goodwill donations, adoption donations, and special events. The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors, which oversees an annual operating budget of approximately $35,000.