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For the Love of Rats Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to educate the public about the proper care of pet rats and other exotic animals, help abused, neglected and homeless rats/exotic pets find loving forever homes, socialize them and give them proper veterinarian care.

Results: We have successfully re-homed approximately 300 pets rats and other exotic pets since January of 2013.

Target demographics: We believe in educating the public about the proper care and treatments of pet rats and other exotic animals.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 100 pets rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small/exotic pets

Geographic areas served: Walker, Louisiana and surrounding areas

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know the owner of this non-profit, and she truly is a gem. She runs this rescue from the heart like none I've ever seen. I am not a fan of rats, but her philosophy is to love the unlovable of the world, and she feels that rats fall squarely into that category. She's really a brilliant individual full of spunk and kindness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Darlene is the sweetest. She works so hard with very little help to ensure that these animals find their forever home. I am currently fostering a rabbit that I am pretty sure will be a foster fail :)
I have actually never heard of a shelter for rats, exotic animals, etc so I was really blown away. So many of these types of animals get a bad rep or just overlooked. Or sometimes when they find themselves unwanted, they get left out in the wild to fend for themselves. It is quite sad. This is a safe haven for them, and I hope that Mrs. Darlene can get the help she needs to make this a well known shelter so that she can save many more lives in the future.
Here is a picture of my cute foster bunny

1 Dawn163

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at for the love of rats as a Halloween activity., seemed appropriate for the occasion. Having no former experience with fancy rats, but open minded, as I see myself as an elephant, horse, dog person, but anyway, my review of for the love of rats is the best review I can give. All the animals are kept in spacious, clean conditions with fresh food and water, and Darlene gives hugs and kisses all day long. As always, donations and volunteers are always needed. And now I am transporting rats to new homes next week cross country:))

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated to For the Love of Rats Rescue many times because I believe they are doing a great job.

1 Tora E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an awesome rescue! I have adopted two rattie girls from For the Love of Rats and they are both perfect little members of our family. Darlene is a wonderful and caring person who will answer any question for you - long after adopting. Best exotics rescue in Louisiana!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very well meaning, kind folks doing their best for everyone they can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Darlene is a wonderful, caring woman who has opened her heart and home to animals in need. She ensures that all the animals are well taken care of and we'll loved before she finds a perfect home for them.

1 Jalan W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've known Darleen for several years now and can truly say that animal rescue is her life. Her rats eat better meals than I do! I wish I had more time and money to devote to FTLORR because it is a very worthy cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great rescue. Darlene is such a kind and selfless person. She really cares about all of her rescues, and is awesome at informing and screening potential adopters. I am very grateful for all that she has done to help her rescues find new, loving homes.

1 Sami H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Darleen is a wonderful person who's dedicated her life to saving creatures with no ability to help themselves. She's amazing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mrs. Darleen, the founder of this rescue, is the most amazing woman. She has dedicated her life to these wonderful creatures and would do anything for them. She treats them just like her actual children, and wouldn't hesitate to go the mile for them. All the animals are so well taken care of and all ready to go for adoption. Mrs. Darleen can tell you about every single animal up for adoption. Any information, questions, concerns, etc. she can guide you! Not to mention she is so active in the community to help her rescue and others. It's all a non-profit so all her volunteers she gets, she treats like family. This is the most personable rescue! I'm in love!

Elizabeth216

Client Served

Rating: 5

Darleen and the love of rats rescue is amazing. They work so hard to find homes for the animalsanimals. The health and comfort of the rescues is the utmost concern. I have adopted a hairless girl rat from For the Love of Rats. I love that Darleen checks in to see how the rescue is doing. I would absolutely adopt from this rescue again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the love of rats is the best rescue ever they do what is best for the animals and her animals are n great shape would not adopt from anyone els I know when I adopt fro m the love of rats I get the best animals because she cares about them and does not let them suffer

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Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue is a whole lot of awesomeness!
It's not just for Rats, they take & care for many wee creatures.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my hedgehog through this rescue group and am so thankful they saved him! He was in rough shape when they took him in but he has turned into the best pet! I am so grateful this rescue group is out there helping under served animals who just need love and care like they all do. Thank you so much!

1 Molly Michaela D.

Donor

Rating: 5

FTLORR is an honest, compassionate, trustworthy rescue. I've worked in rescue for nearly 20 years. I've made several product donations to FTLORR to help them raise money to keep the rescue going. I've also participated in their fundraising online auctions by bidding on and buying items. I know my money is going to the food, shelter, and veterinary care of the animals in the rescue. Running a rescue takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Fundraising to support the rescue takes even more effort. The volunteers at FTLORR make it all work. I'm happy and confident to be a repeat donor to FTLORR.

1 Nicole150

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Darleen is a great person and a true idol of mine. This rescue has saved hundreds of lives, and will save thousands more I am sure! Here is a picture of one of the rabbits, Josie.

1 Red L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our family adopted 4 beautiful ratties from these folks back in January and they have blended in to our Mischief bit by bit. The Rescue does a wonderful job of being there for animals in need, and we were so happy to find a place that has folks so caring about placing their rescue babies. Please, if you have room in your heart and home for a furbaby or a few, get in touch with them. You won't be disappointed.

1 Brittaney

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Takes alot to run a rescue these people are amazing!

1 Donna249

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I believe this rescue often gets overlooked and underrated because their name implies that they are exclusive to rescuing domestic rats. Although rats are their specialty, they also rescue and care for OTHER ANIMALS INCLUDING RABBITS, SUGAR GLIDERS, GUINEA PIGS, AND POTBELLY PIGS. There is much more to this organization than the name implies, and they need more resources. Please consider helping them, as they help animals no one else will take in.

1 Alix H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic assosiaction, wonderful leader, good job, kind, i'm so proud to know them

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Donor

Rating: 4

I really appreciate all the time that it takes to run a rescue! Sometimes, animals can get lost in the shuffle. Here, I know that the leadership really takes a personal interest in giving the best care by going out of their way on their own time to support each & every animal that come through their doors. Thanks especially, Darleen!

3 Shawna6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Darleen is the greatest person . she is always there when I need her. She helps so many people and saves so many Lil critters lives . god bless her !

3 Malinda D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for Darleen for a year now and I have adopted 4 rats and 4 sugar gliders. She is a blessing to me and my family

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

At first, I just wanted to adopt a neutered male rat that could go in with my two girls. I didn't realize that the trip would change my life! Now, I'm very involved in the entire rescue process, and couldn't be happier. The director is the most dedicated person I've ever met, and she loves the animals like her children. If you want a companion, this is the place to go to find the perfect match!