About Us

Mainely Rat Rescue, Inc. (“MRR”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded in 2007. Its mission is to rehabilitate and find homes for surrendered or abandoned domestic rats, as well as to spread awareness, education and support for all the animals in their care. Other “pocket pets” such as guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and mice, are occasionally accepted into the MRR program.

MRR is a foster home based rescue, with foster homes located throughout New England and parts of the Northeast, in the United States of America. We train foster volunteers so they may provide food, housing, medical care and socialization to our animals. This allows the pets to become wonderful companion animals before a permanent adoption home is found.

MRR is a no-kill rescue; we only perform humane euthanasia after careful consideration and consultation with our vets, and only when it is in the best interest of the animal. Animals that are deemed to be unadoptable, due to age or health conditions, enter our Sanctuary Program, and are placed in specially trained foster homes.


Director: Leticia Quiles

Operations Manager: Patterson Rogers

Intake Coordinator:  Sarah Levine

Adoption Coordinator:  Lena Maurer

Foster Team:  Branwen Resop and Hannah Blackstone

MRR Food and Rat Roost Store: Julia Umbro

IT:  Susie D.


Board Members:

Leticia Quiles

Patterson Rogers

Lena Maurer

Sarah Levine

Susie D.

Michael von Dadelszen

Robin Wead

Chris Lockwood

Branwen Resop

Hannah Blackstone

Julia Umbro


Our team also includes many foster families and volunteers, without whom we could not rescue all of these wonderful creatures!

Updated 7/24/18