December 1st, 2010
|Jamie Batt, one of the amazing
North Star Rescue volunteers
We received this wonderful e-mail from a volunteer with North Star Rescue, the organization that took responsibility for caring for an rehoming the 1,000+ rats rescued in Southern California last week. This is an amazing bunch of people who are compassionate, hard working and really know their stuff when it comes to rats and other small animals!
“Hello! I’m a volunteer with North Star Rescue in the Bay Area, and as you know we are currently working to save over 1,000 rats rescued from a hoarding situation. I just wanted to write and let you know that working with the UAN volunteers in San Jose was a wonderful experience. The people I met from your organization were some of the most caring, dedicated, hard-working people I have ever had the pleasure of volunteering with. Whatever needed to be done, UAN volunteers simply jumped in and got it done! It may not have been glamorous, it may not have been fun, but I never heard a single complaint, and I can’t remember any bad attitudes! Thank you so much for assisting in this enormous rescue effort — I smile when I remember the wonderful people I met. Knowing that there are others so dedicated to saving animals makes my own continued commitment (often in the face of so much animal suffering) that much easier.”
In solidarity, Rebecca Stanger
Thanks for your kind words, Rebecca, and for all you and your fellow North Star Rescue volunteers are doing to help these intelligent and endearing animals!
If you are interested in giving a loving home to some of these rescued rats, they will be available for adoption after December 5. Visit northstarrescue.org for more information.