Twelve years ago, a switch flipped in my brain when joy followed by grief entered my personal life. I became a “rat mom,” and when the rat got sick and died out of our ignorance of what would have been better living conditions for her, I resolved to make amends. I began a rodent rescue. I ran it for three years. Here are the notes of what I can say about how to use your home, your time, and your skills to help animals in need.
“If academic papers have not been written on the economics of the pet trade and animal sheltering, then there needs to be.” — Me, 2007.
Then I did nothing about it.
I figured out an outline of a book on how to start up and run an animal rescue, and on this quick tutorial, I’ll deal with each in summary form.
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I would love to hear of anyone else’s rescue operations experiences and advice!