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Slide background Animals don't have a voice SO YOU WILL NEVER STOP HEARING OURS!
Slide background Our vision is
TO RESCUE.
Our dream is
that one day we wont have to.
Slide background No matter how talented,
rich, or intelligent you are,
how you treat animals tells
me all I need to know about
who you are.

These adorable pets are rescued and located in Kentucky

All pets listed on this site are up for adoption. Rats, Gerbils, Degus, Ferrets and many others.

River City Rodents, giving a new home to one pet at a time.

We've made it our mission to make sure every Rat, Gerbil, Ferret, Degu, Guinea Pig or any other rodent up for adoption in Louisville Kentucky gets placed in a loving home. Please be aware that we are an all volunteer run non profit group.

Unfortunately, most of us have jobs and lives away from the rescue which makes it extremely difficult to respond immediately. Please know that we will get back to you within about 48 hours at the most.

If you are interested in adopting and you do not hear back from someone within 48 hours, please try contacting us again.

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Gerbils

A gerbil is a rodent halfway between a rat and a mouse in size. They're usually 2-4 oz, and have a slightly different facial shape than a mouse or rat. Their long tails are covered with fur and end in a tuft.

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Degus

A degu is a rodent that lives in Chile in South America. Highly social herbivorous mammals, they live in groups, nest in burrows and are diurnal (active during the day). They are about the size of an adult person's open palm.

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Rats

Specially bred rats have been kept as pets at least since the late 19th century. Often misunderstood and undeservedly underrated as pets, rats are incredibly intelligent little rodents, and they make great pets for children.

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Hamsters

Hamsters are small rodents that are commonly kept as house pets. They are distinguishable from other rodents due to their short tails, stubby legs and small ears. Hamsters have many different colors.

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Ferrets

Have you ever looked at a ferret in a pet store and wondered what it would be like to have one? Or perhaps you have a friend who has a ferret, and you've become curious about what kind of pet a ferret would be.

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Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs might well be the gentlest of all pets. Happiest in small groups, these rodents are delicate but reasonably easy to care for.Guinea pigs, also known as 'cavies,' are rotund rodents from South America.

 

 

We are looking to promote the humane treatment of all rodents.

Tom and Michele Flaherty (Rescuers)

Every animal deserves the chance to leave an impression on someones heart

When you have looked in the eyes of a dumped or left behind animal and have wanted to erase all their hurt and pain, it's at that moment that animal rescue is a truly emotional joy in our lives.

Those of us who volunteer in rescue all have at least one rescue pet, and we know what terrific pets they can be! One of the best things about adopting a rescued animal is knowing you are helping save a deserving pet.

If you are interested in adopting and you do not hear back from someone within 48 hours, please try contacting us again.