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, Surrender or Rescue?
Email the Club's Managers at Managers@pittsburghratloversclub.org
Lindsay Pulman LVT LATg: PRLC Club President, Rat Education, Health & Medical
(724) 234-7481 or (724) 266-0334 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Dunsey: PRLC Manager, Owner/Operator Rat Nation Shelter of Pittsburgh
Kelly Yann: PRLC Manager, PRLC Adoption Coordinator
(412) 708-7919 email@example.com
Amandine Revol: PRLC Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You to Rochelle Rossey for the generous donation to our rescue rats here at Rat Nation our Shelter for The Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue.
This donation is in memory of Julia Wimer a lover of rats.
We have created a Amazon Wish List for our Rescue Rats & Rescue Hamster it is:
Thank You from all of us here at PRLC/Rat Nation of Pittsburgh !
Investigating animal abuse
If you see abuse in a pet store or other site, do not react at all, just walk right past the offending cage or tank. Stroll around, pick up some inexpensive pet supplies for fish, or for some other unrelated species. Spend a few minutes looking at the fish or some other species. Keep an eye on the store employees, and when they are busy elsewhere in the store, stroll back to the tank or cage and quickly take some photos of the animals and cage or tank with your cell phone.
Be observant and remember how many cages or tanks, the approximate size, about how many animals in each, what the issues are (filthy conditions, too many animals in the tank or cage, injured, sick or dead animals in the tank or cage, no water or food readily available ….
Then, casually stroll back to the check out counter and purchase the small items you picked up, as a cover. Do not react, nor say anything to anybody.
Then, alert us immediately. Send the photos, and all the details that you observed, and we will get the humane officers on the case immediately.
Sendai virus warning alert
Since last posting our warning about the Sendai virus being confirmed everywhere in the US 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.
Click Here to have more information about the sendai virus (symptoms, quarantine, advice...)
How to help us?
Our association is taking care every day of numerous rats. And we have regularly new rats abandoned, or rescued that we take in here at PRLC.