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Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005 11:14 pm
Somebody came by today and dropped off some rescues. It was an older rat (over one) and a REALLY old rat (around 2 1\2)
She bought them from a PETsMART and is moving to a no pet apartment. So I took them. I won't bother to try to rehome them. These guys are older and have health issues (bad myco, one has head tilt, and one has a large tumor on his side that looks unoperable).
I'll just keep them and make sure they stay relatively healthy. Let them live out their lives here. She brought them in a ten gallon tank that was HORRIBLE. Urine and caked feces on the glass and the bedding was beyond gross (it was also ceder).
I moved them to one of my spare Martins. It's my smallest Martins but it's a palace compared to what they have! They had a water dish that was pretty gross and was on Kaytee rat food. I am slowly switching them to my mix and they have a water bottle.
These poor rats. :(
I'll try to get photos of them after I bathe them. They are pretty gross right now :-\

Speaking of rescues, I'm thinking of changing my rattery name to Scaredy Kat Ratz and Rescuez (or just Rescues).
I have decided to keep my breeding rats (my rattery colony) in my room. My rat room will be for the rescues. That way I can take in a lot of rescues if I need to.
I'm going to a shelter next weekened to pick up two females that have been there for a week. It's a high kill shelter that keeps their animals for only a few weeks before euthanizing them. I don't have time to get them now but I was told they still have a week before they are put down. I already have a home lined up for them. I'm picking them up because the person also wants to adopt a baby from me. I told her that I am keeping the rats for three weeks to make sure they don't have SDA. After the three weeks she can pick them up along with the baby, who will be ready to go.

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cherylsays
cherylsays
Cheryl the Great™
Sat, Apr. 23rd, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)

jesus, the person should have been ashamed that they kept those rats in that kind of condition and at least bothered to clean the effin tanks before giving to you. how fucking pathetic some people are. i can only hope that in their next life they are an animal that has to suffer the same thing.


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blackthorn45
blackthorn45
Blackthorn
Sat, Apr. 23rd, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)

It always amazes me how few people will even bother to clean the cage/tank/whatever of an animal they are dumping at the shelter. First of all they are getting rid of the animal for some stupid reason, and second it's absolutely filty, with caked shit and piss and horrible bedding. Have they no shame?


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cherylsays
cherylsays
Cheryl the Great™
Sun, Apr. 24th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)

It makes you wonder what their own living quarters are like.

I believe animals should be spoiled in every single way possible. Most pets will give 100% unconditional love to their owners if they are treated right. I believe that animals deserve more respect than humans do. humans are the most disgusting species of all. While all animals do is take care of their family, whether in the wild or domesticated.

Take our boxer for example... He's such a good judge of character. He can tell within 2 seconds whether someone that is in our home shouldn't be. He'll either calm down and stop barking and make friends with them, or he'll growl and lunge until the person leaves. There have been countless times when he's done that and it's been prooven that the person he didn't like wasn't to be trusted. In our home he's the boss. He gets to lay and sleep wherever he wants. As far as Matthew & I are concerned, if Rocky wants to play, You better stop whatever you're doing and play with him.

As soon as he walked in the door, he knew this was his home for life and that he wasn't going anywhere. He's changed my life in countless ways. He's taught me patience (hard to believe with him being a bouncy boxer!) and he just makes me excited to come home every night. I can't imagine not having an animal in my life that I felt a close bond to. I don't understand how so many people can just "throw" animals away. I think anyone who hasn't had an animal as a best friend is seriously missing out on life.

oh gods, sorry. it's five am and i'm rambling about shit you already know! lol.


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riot_grrl
riot_grrl
Miss Used
Sat, Apr. 23rd, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)

That's heartbreaking...
At least they have you now <3

I think that's a great idea btw for the name change!


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