Click Here to have more information about the sendai virus (symptoms, quarantine, advice...)
Since last posting our warning about the Sendai virus being confirmed in Cincinnati Ohio we have been in contact with people who recently informed us of illness in their rats that are showing all the clinical symptoms of Sendai. Here are the locations that these virus are currently in as told to us by the owners of the rats who became/are ill:
Cincinnati, Ohio ( confirmed from testing )
New Jersey ( Vineland Vacinity)
Jamestown, New York
Rising Sun, Maryland
Pittsburgh, Pa (The North Hills Vacinity)
La Porte, Indiana
Beziers, France ( South )
Knoxville, Tennessee ( Confirmed by vet )
Virus is showing up as far South as Georgia,
Northwest in Colorado and various parts of the Northeast
it is moving rapidly throughout the US.
The goal of the Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club and Rescue is to promote the well being of rats through education, rescue, and adoption.
We are based out of Western Pennsylvania, but have members around the globe. We have two websites that we use to help spread information. This is our official website that contains a lot of great educational resources including the group's informational handout.
You can also find additional links to some great educational sites, suppliers, and fun activities.
We can also be found within Google Groups at http://groups.google.com/group/pittsburgh-rat-lovers-club. Here you can use your Google Account to log into and participate in our active message boards. All you need is a verified Google account to apply for membership.
For additional info on how to become a member please read out member guidelines.
Have a question? Email the club's managers at Managers@pittsburghratloversclub.org
Help us spread the word : "Foster home needed"
We are looking for committed volunteers to serve as foster home to rats. To help us, print the poster and ask your veterinary, shelter or any place pet related if you can hang our poster. Thank you !
If you want to be foster home : PRLC provides food, cage and veterinary care, you provide the attention and affection these
rescues need while they are waiting for their forever homes. If you have room in your heart and home to foster rats, email us at :
PRLC adoptable Rat photo of the week
27 nakie rats no furries in the bunch but a few are the half nakie type with a little bit of peach fuzz type fur. They are Dumbos & topped eared & are quite young & very very cute, assorted colors, pink eyes & brown eyes. The youngest group is only 1 month old & the oldest group around a half year old & a in between group around a few months old.
They will be adopted out only locally here in the Pittsburgh area in same sex pairs of 2 or more & there is a $10 adoption donation fee per rat. We will have nakie babys & very young nakies to adopt for many months
Adoption Contact :
Please contact Lisa Dunsey for a adoption application & to schedule a home visit & more information on adopting at email@example.com or 412-999-8178.
Click here to see all the rats available for adoption.
website by The Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club