Australian Rat Fanciers Society - offering Rat Rescue & Rat Boarding - Melbourne, VIC
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A club dedicated to the welfare and promotion of pet rats. The AusRFS is a large and active club which celebrated its 20th year in 2016. Based in Melbourne the AusRFS also runs a Rescue Service which takes in and rehomes pet rats.
Rat Care Advice Service:
The AusRFS advice lines provide information and advice about rat care and welfare. This service isavailable to members & the general public alike.
The AusRFS can arrange to care for rats when their owners go on holidays etc. Boarders are fostered by experienced AusRFS members in their own homes. Owners are required to complete a Boarding Agreement and a small fee is charged.
The AusRFS operates a Rescue Service which takes in and rehomes abandoned and surrendered pet rats. As well as the rats that come directly to the AusRFS, most animal shelters in Melbourne, including the RSPCA, also pass on surrendered rats to us. To date the AusRFS Rescue Service has taken in
approximately 8,000 rats. Our Rescue Service is totally funded by donations and fundraising.
Rat Rescue Contact: Julie McInnes - Phone: 0414 864 278
If the matter is urgent and contact can't be made with Julie, please phone one of the Rat Care Advice Service Lines.
The AusRFS sells rat related merchandise at all displays and shows and also via the website. Items include general pet supplies for rats such as food, treats, hammocks and hide boxes etc. There are items for rat lovers as well such as cards, bookmarks, jewellery, etc. Most of these items are made by members at
our working bees. Rat hammocks are one of our most popular items, and the wonderful AusRFS sewing team make many hundreds of beautiful, cosy hammocks.