Rats found in apartment get new homes


KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) — Most of the hundreds of rats found in a Kettering apartment have new homes.

There were so many rats inside the apartment that you could see some hanging out in the windows.

Humane Agents pulled out more than 300 of them back in July and early August. They say all but about 17 of them have been adopted.

The rats are of the kind known as “pocket pets”.

Officials say they were well taken care of but the owner just got overwhelmed.

In this case the Humane Society of Greater Dayton says a number of rescue agencies helped with housing the rats and finding them new homes.

Humane agents want people to know the strain cases like this one can put on neighborhoods and rescues.

“Any large scale rescue it takes time and resources,” says Chief Humane Agent Sheila Marquis. “It takes a lot. You don’t just go in and grab some animals and that’s the end of it.”

Marquis says the rats’ owner has found another place to stay and won’t face any charges.

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