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Florida rescue?

A follow-up to my post about the abandoned pregnant ratties...

One of the babies passed away over the night, but the rest seem to be going pretty strong. One of the hairless appears to be beginning her labor; she's starting to bleed a little.

Okay, so, it looks like I might need someplace to take these rats... I can care for them until they find another home, I suppose, but I don't see how I can possibly take care of all these rats on my own. (We're talking two adult males, seven females, and three litters) >_< On the other hand, I can't just abandon them, and I'd rather not take them someplace where the majority of them will probably end up being put down.

I'm Google-ing my ass off and not coming up with anything.
Does anybody have any ideas? I'm looking for shelters/rescues in the Orlando, FL area that are rat-friendly. I'd be willing to drive a couple hours away if it means getting them somewhere they'll be taken care of.

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Okay... so.
'Nother abandoned animal emergency.
Friend of mine ended up with a box of rats that had been abandoned at a pet store (to make a long story short)... she knows nothing about rats, can't even stand to touch them, so she called me.
I got the females separated from the males (I think) so that's a start. But here's the real thing I need immediate advice on:
One of the rats has a newborn litter with her, and two of the other rats are pregnant. (The pregnant ones are hairless; the one with the litter is not, though the father may have been, if this makes any difference.)
I believe there's a no-kill shelter where I can take the rats this week, but in the meantime, those two girls look like they're about to pop, and I want to be ready to deal with this if anything happens.
I'm a relatively inexperienced rat owner... I've had my two boys for about eight months now... I've never dealt with anything like this. I'm looking up some info online, but is there anything I should be doing _right now_? The boys and girls are in separate cages, and the mother & litter are in a separate bucket.

(x-posted in ratties, florida_aw, and my personal journal...)

WANTED: Puppy.

I am looking for a small to medium sized (at full growth) puppy. Male or female. Can be a mixed breed, doesn't matter to me. I am not looking to pay for an expensive purebred. Willing to travel a little bit, or possibly we could meet halfway. I live in San Carlos (fort myers). Hoping for as young as possible, but anything up until close to a year old would be fine.

I would provide a loving home, so please contact me.
My Thunder (lick)


I have 3 kittens that need good homes in the South Florida area (Ft. Lauderdale, to be exact). From a litter of 4 (I kept one), they're about 3 and a half months old and are all litter trained. Here is a little about each kitten and some pictures: AndyCollapse ) TrinityCollapse ) TrilogyCollapse ) Pictures of all 3 kittensCollapse )

If you are interested, leave a comment or call 954-295-4805 (that is my brother, ask for Hans).

Davie's Healthy!

Wednesday night was Davie's first vet visit and it has all turned out really well for now. Well, first I guess you should know that Davie was officially dubbed to be a female, and no, we are not changing her name from Davie – even though my boyfriend keeps insisting that we do. The doctor believes she is about a year and half old, and that she may look younger but it's just because she is a 'petite cat'. I mean, she only weighed in at a little less than six pounds.

As far as her tests went, she tested negative for Feline Leukemia and negative for any parasites as well. So we are very relieved about that. The doctor said that that she is in relatively good health, just a little under nourished, but besides that she seems to be fine. As far as the hair loss on her back is concerned, the doctor said that she believes it is just from being malnourished but just to make sure we did a "culture-dermatophyte". As soon as those tests come back we will either cure the hair loss issue (if it is positive) or allow Davie to finally run free in the house with our other cats (if it is negative). It can't be mange or anything of the sort, because she is parasite free, so the doctor is almost sure it is just from being outside and not healthy.

As far as shots and vaccine area concerned, Davie got her FeLV Vaccine and also her FVRCP kitten vaccine this visit. In three weeks we will be taking her back to get her other set of shots (I believe she still needs her booster and something else). So we will make sure to keep you updated as things progress.

Also, here is the invoice of the vet visit, just in case any of you wanted to see it for some reason or another. I know a lot of you are still skeptical about this whole thing, so hopefully that will clear your mind of any disbelief you may still have. The cost for the visit was $168, but they gave me a student discount for going to USF so it got knocked down to $151.20. I still have to go back and get the rest of her shots taken care of, which will probably run me between $60-$80, and then get her sterilized at the Humane Society for $40. So, I'm no where near done spending the cash, but I am just happy that Davie is going to be okay :) My info has been blacked out for safety reasons of course.


And I also have some new pictures of Davie from in my apartment - enjoy.


Thanks to everyone that donated to help save Davie! We appreciate it!!!
<3 Amber
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Help Save Davie!!!

Hey guys! I don't know how many people have read my post before about Davie, but this is a post to beg anyone of you that can help me, to help out.

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Please, please, PLEASE! If anyone can give anything to help me out with this cat I would be forever grateful. My heart really goes out to Davie, it's special. It isn't one of those cats that want to be outside and alone... Davie really wants a home, and I need help so he/she can get one.

I am going to spend my entire refund check from USF (left over money from grants and scholarships) to save this cat, but it isn't going to be enough. I get the check on the 20th of October, so I have about 1 month to come up with as much money as I can to get Davie healthy. If I can get 20 people to give just $5, which cuts the cost for me down to 50% of what the total estimated cost is. Better yet, if I could get 20 people to donate $10 each I could buy it extra things such as cat food and litter, because I do already have 2 cats.

If you can't give, I understand. But, if you can, please give something, anything is better than nothing.

Thanks again guys!
<3 Amber

*I would appreciate it if you guys could spread the word about this. I have posted this in many journals, so I am just praying for everyone to give a little bit, just a little to save Davie...
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