The NFRS is not a rescue organization, and does not have the facilities to act as
a clearing house for homeless rats. However, many members take in homeless rats
on an individual basis, and most breeders seem to have a number of waifs and strays.
Although the NFRS is not able to take in homeless animals, it aims to reduce the
need for rehoming by educating pet owners and encouraging them to take responsibility
for their rats. Breeders should make sure that they do not sell rats to people who
do not take their responsibilities seriously.