How to Help

Can’t adopt, but you’d still like to help? There are several ways you can help!

Foster! We are in need of foster homes! Please contact us (select Fostering from the TO list) for more information and a foster application!

Volunteer! We need volunteers for a variety of tasks including fundraising and transport. Please contact us (select Volunteering from the TO list) for more information.

Foster Profile

Shop! You can visit The Rat Roost, full of beautiful homemade hammocks and other rat related goodies, or our Food Store! You can also shop at our Cafepress Store, or shop through or IGive, both of which give a portion of the sales back to the rescue.

Donate! Donations are always greatly appreciated! Please check out our Wish List to see what items we’re in need of (psst – we also have an Amazon Wish List). You can give a monetary donation by mailing it to Mainely Rat Rescue, 152 Allen Ave, Auburn ME 04210, or by donating through Paypal.  We are a 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible!


To report animal abuse, neglect or cruelty in Maine:

Maine Animal Welfare Program
Address: 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028
Phone: 287-3846 Toll Free: 1-800-269-9200 FAX: 207-624-5043
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