NH resident surrenders 33 rats to animal control after accidental breeding started
PORTSMOUTH — Thirty-three pets rats became new additions to the New Hampshire SPCA after Portsmouth animal control removed them from a Gosling Meadows apartment Monday.
According to Seacoastonline, the owner peacefully surrendered the rats because animals could not be kept in cages in public housing, and they did not plan to have so many.
The owner originally bought two rats, believed to be males, but one turned out to be female. The two rats turned the apartment into a breeding ground that could not be handled, so the owner notified animal control.
The SPCA will clear the rats following medical tests and place them up for adoption as soon as possible.