Idaho Gives was such a success! Our supporters rallied around us and we were able to earn $1,540.00!!!!! We also won 5th place for the category of “Small Nonprofits” which adds an additional $250.00 to our earnings! We are so grateful. This money will help us continue running throughout the year and will ensure our rats continue to receive the best medical care, food, and shelter that a rat could hope for. Check out these maps from where are donors are from.
We would like to personally thank all of our donors!
Christopher D. Beck
Luke T. Bertmeyer
Miss Stephany Carroll
Sharon L. Fiscus
Dennis L. Fish
John F. Fox
Suzanne M. Gerber
Gail J. Huddleston
Rebekah B. James
Joel A. Lommock
Edward L. McCaslin
Lindsay J. McCaslin
Michael C. Palmer
Mrs. Jayne W. Price
Robin Wood Reed
Harrie T. Sanders
Gretchen L. Schutte
Miss Angela Smart
Sascha L. Torres
Gary L. VanDyke II
Daniel G. Whatley
Kimberly J. Wilson
Donors With Dedications
Arin Arthur – For lovely Bernadette.
Cami Hill – For Jen and Emma…who appreciate and love all creatures great and small…
Laura Long - For Leisha Rohwer (and her rat-tastic trio: Darcy, Fiona, and Rita).
Edward L. McCaslin – For Jae Berry.
Michael C. Palmer – In memory of Alexis, our sweet tortie cat, that loved all creatures great and small; In memory of our tuxedo kitten Wyatt, who seemed to wonder why the “little cats” (our rats) had to stay in their cages and not get to play with him; For Yellowcat, Silverback, Ewok, and other stray cats that have walked in & out of our lives and hearts. All animals need food, water, love, & playtime. We hope you had them all; In memory of Buttercup’s & Tuxy’s litters that didn’t make it. If you don’t get another go-around, we’ll see you at the Bridge. You’ll have rat family members there who’ll take good care of you until then.
Mrs. Jayne W. Price - To Dawn, for all the wonderful work she does for the rats.
Leisha Rohwer - For Dawn/Don Burke and all of their hard work – and for all of the ratties at TRR.
Harrie T. Sanders - For Le Ratatouille.
Sascha L. Torres - To my rainbow bridge rats, Vickus, Remy, and Hamish — and to my rainbow bridge dog, Cooper the Boston Terrier <3 Sascha.
Gary VanDyke - This one is for Oscar, our Berky Buff; One for my Cheffie-girl. She’s had a tumor removed, and wants other rat-ling girls and boys to feel better like she does; This one is for Missie, the other rat-ling girl, and the one who, finally, is beginning to trust and starting to really explore her surroundings. She’s a real sweetheart; In honor of Kevin, our first little guy. I know he’ll be waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge one day.
Idaho Gives runs all day tomorrow!! (May 2nd) This is a great opportunity for our shelter to receive more awareness and also a way for us to get some desperately needed fundraising. We currently have three rats with cancer, and 13 of our 14 rats have respiratory illnesses requiring daily medication. If you would like to support a great cause, head on over to our Idaho Gives page tomorrow and make a donation! The minimum donation amount is $10. If you live in Boise, head over to 8th and Main between 10am – 12pm. Our president, Dawn Burke, and volunteer director, Stephanie Canning, will be handing out flyers. If you donate $20 on the spot, they will give you a card for a photo op with a rat resident!
The best time to donate tomorrow is 9am – 6pm MST. During that time, Idaho Gives will give out one Golden Ticket per hour. The Ticket will go to a randomly chosen donor and the organization donated to wins $1000!!
The more times you donate between 9-6 (once per hour), the more chances The Rat Retreat has to win! What we are suggesting is that donations be made in increments of $10 as that is the minimum.
For example: If you wanted to donate $20 to The Rat Retreat tomorrow (and thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing so), we ask that you donate $10 at 9am MST, and $10 again at 10 am. That way, The Rat Retreat gets two chances to win $1000!!