Sometimes I look at these faces and I wonder how they ended up being the most disposable small animal. I see it all the time about individuals giving their rats back because it didn't work out as planned. They grow bored while the rats sit neglected and starving for food and attention. The excuses are unnerving to say the least. I am pregnant I cannot keep the rat. I am moving, I cannot take the rats. He is mean, I cannot keep the rat. Just so many excuses.
I can understand allergies and so on but for some of these reasons people chose to dump their animals it just breaks my heart. You loved that animal enough to take it home, how did you stop loving it 6 months later? He was mean so you gave him up? A neuter will solve that problem and make him a happy rat.
I have seen rats in horrible condition in my rescue or in my friends rescues. Sick, huge tumors, starving, living in fiflth, living as a baby making machine and so on. It is never ending. I know the ones I take in and adopt out are in good homes. The constant updates and emails I see keeps me going. It gets sad to hear how animals are just being left, left outside, left in shelters, left to fend for themselves. I know it isn't just rats but it is all sorts of animals. I just wonder if rescues will ever make a difference or if we will just keep taking in peoples so called problems.
I love these little rodents. I find them entertaining even if I am just sitting on the couch watching tv or on my ipad, I have someone out with us. I just wish people would understand they are not disposable, or baby making machines.