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Long Evans Rats (lab rats)

Kelly was contacted by Emily from Washington and Jefferson College, about psych rat placement. This is the same group as two years ago. They have 66 lab rats left over.

I think these will be the same Long Evans hoodies as last time, and probably 3 to 4 months old.

I will sort out the details, how many of which gender, etc and let you all know what the status is.

Anyone who has interest in adopting or fostering, contact us : Managers@pittsburghratloversclub.org

About Long Evans rats :

     - Bred for:
  • Long life span
  • Very resistant to Mycoplasma
  • Very intelligent
  • Superior eyesight
Coat Color : White with black hood; occasionally white with brown hood
Strain of choice for psychology classes
Good maternal characteristics
Males may need neutered as they mature, for pair or group housing, depends on the individual personalities.  
UPDATE 5-3-15: Two males, brothers, who were brought in started fighting so badly they had to be separated into single housing. On the other hand, 3 brothers, adopted, are living together easily. Interested adopters, please prepare for the possibiilty of single housing for life, or plan on neutering. They will need single housing until neutered and for 6 weeks afterward. Then reintroduce. If you want to switch to females, please let me know. Lindsay  pulman2@comcast.net
Are more hyper active and less submissive than typical PEW lab rats
They may be Specific Pathogen Free, I will find out.


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)

Quebec, Canada

Jamestown, New York

Rising Sun, Maryland

Pittsburgh, Pa (The North Hills Vacinity)

Winchester, VA

La Porte, Indiana

Atlanta, GA

Cleveland, Ohio

Lancaster, PA

Arora, Colorado

South Florida


Beziers, France ( South )


Lynhurst, Ohio


Campbellsville, Kentucky


Knoxville, Tennessee ( Confirmed by vet )


Danbury, Conneticut


North Dartmouth,Massachusetts



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.

Click Here to have more information about the sendai virus (symptoms, quarantine, advice...)


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 
This is "Ford" ! He is a young brown hooded male. He was recently rescued by PRLC when a homeowner trapped him in a live cage out in their yard. He had been seen living outside for at least 5 days prior to the homeowners catching him & calling us. He is currently in quarantine for a 3 week period until June 10, 2015.
Interested adopters can contact us at Managers@PittsburghRatLoversClub.org

Click here to see all the rats available for adoption.


Rat Attack Team
Designer cage accessories/hammocks for small animals

Animal Nature
A regular PRLC foster spot, selling only the best in safe and healthy pet supplies!

Allegro Hearth Bakery
Support the shelter of PRLC : Rat Nation with weekly bread donations. http://allegrohearth.com/

2034 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217


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    How to help us ?

Our association is taking care every day  more than 200 rats. And we have regularly new rats abandoned, or rescued that we take in here at PRLC.

Each donations help us to buy food, pay the veterinarian care, buy new materials and make sure they live in very good conditions.
If you want to make a donation
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You can also help us by being a foster home.
For more information please contact :

Thank you !
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