Twister, seen here on Aug. 5, 2020, was one of 81 rats surrendered to the Chilliwack SPCA recently. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Twister at the Chilliwack SPCA

Small animals like rats are one of the first to be surrendered and last to get adopted

Find Me My Furever Home is a weekly video featuring animals up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. It is put together by The Progress in partnership with the Chilliwack SPCA.

Last week we featured one of 81 rats that the Chilliwack SPCA took in as part of a large-scale animal intake. The rats are up for adoption throughout the Lower Mainland, and here in Chilliwack, there are still eight available.

This is Twister, one of those 81 rats found in a “horrendous condition,” said Chloé MacBeth, Chilliwack SPCA branch manager.

Small animals, such as rats, rabbits and guinea pigs are one of the first pets to be surrendered to the SPCA and also one of the last to get adopted, added MacBeth.

Despite the bad rap that rats may have, they make for great first pets.

“They are amazing little creatures. They’re really smart, they’re trainable, you can even litter box train them,” MacBeth said.

MacBeth advises pet owners to spay their rats. It is good for their health because they develop fewer mammary tumours and ovarian cancers which is the leading cause of premature death in female rats.

Due to COVID-19, the Chilliwack SPCA branch is only open by appointment. You can call them at 604-823-6612.

If you’re interested in adopting Twister, or any other animal from the Chilliwack SPCA, call the shelter. You can also go online to spca.bc.ca to see all of the animals that are up for adoption.

Twister’s SPCA ID number is: 513136.

Missed last week’s Find Me My Furever Home? Click here to see a video of Mercy.


 

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Twister, seen here with Chilliwack SPCA branch manager Chloé MacBeth on Aug. 5, 2020, was one of 81 rats surrendered to the Chilliwack SPCA recently. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Twister, seen here on Aug. 5, 2020, was one of 81 rats surrendered to the Chilliwack SPCA recently. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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