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, provide education, and furnish support for all the animals in its 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. MRR trains foster volunteers so they may provide food, housing, medical care, and socialization to their animals. This allows the pets to become wonderful companion animals before a permanent adoption home is found.
MRR is a no-kill rescue; humane euthanasia is only performed after careful consideration and consultation with the vet, 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 MRR’s Sanctuary Program and are placed in specially trained foster homes.