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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-19-00057Thorndale hamster (female)

Small Mammal    Age: Young Adult

    Thorndale is a very sweet young female Syrian hamster found wandering down a sidewalk in Chicago. She came right up to the woman who found her! She is now in rescue and seeking a loving home. She loves to spin on her wheel, pouch her treats and hide them in her home. She is very handleable and sweet. Her adoption fee is $20. If you need a whole deluxe set-up including a large aquarium with lid, bedding, hamster food, exercise wheel, hidey hut and water bottle, the whole package is available for $75. To meet and possibly adopt her, please contact

 Adoption Fee: $20 Animal Location:

Friends of Petraits
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-10-00115Fancy mice (female)

Small Mammal    Age: Young Adult

    2 female mice that I never really wanted and the fact I'm not giving them attention or care they need and I just feel horrible over all about it

     Animal Location:

Will County Romeoville, IL MAP IT!

Samantha Aguilar 8156852875

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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-02-00421squirrel (male)

Small Mammal    Age: Young Adult

     This animal is available to licensed rescue groups only.  Please do not enquire unless with a licensed rescue group. squirrel loves hibiscus flowers and red pears. Found as an infant with eyes closed

     Animal Location:

chicago, IL 60615 MAP IT!

amy hill 7082885620

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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-01-00185Rat (male)

Small Mammal    Age: Young Adult

    Have 6 young adult male rats with cages that need re-homing due to my relocation out of state. Need to place ASAP. 1-light brown, 2-black w/white bellies, 2-white w/ black spots, 1-naked. Would prefer to keep them together.

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Kane County Elgin, IL MAP IT!

Ali Myrick 630-725-8164

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Rescue Me ID: 17-07-29-00069Guienea pig (female)

Small Mammal    Age: Baby

    Pumpkin needs a loving home She is very very sweet likes children and dogs moving and cannot take her

     Animal Location:

Kane County South Elgin, IL MAP IT!

Megan Maxwell 7089667127

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Rescue Me ID: 17-07-21-00578Sugar Glider (female)

Small Mammal    Age: Young Adult

    We have two bonded sugar gliders females that we need to find a home for this week. They would be best cared for by someone who has sugar gliders or knowledge of them. They are sweet girls and don't make much noise have a cage they like to play in, an exercise wheel, water bottle and bonding pouch that we can provide at no charge for them. Sugar gliders are marsupials and nocturnal, we have not been able to care for their needs and hope there is someone who will provide a better home for them. Please email us if you have a home.

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

Lake County Libertyville, IL MAP IT!

Erin Herrera 847-791-8931

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Animal ID: 17-07-20-00431Rat (female)

Small Mammal    Age: Young Adult

    I have five young female rats that desperately need new homes. They were part off an unexpected litter and I have no room for them in my small apartment. I also have their five brothers and father to care for (or adopt out as well). Must all go together or in pairs. Cage and everything inn it free with them only if taken all together. Two girls have minor facial deformities. Friendly but need more help socializing. Please Help! Thank you!!

     Animal Location:

Cook County Chicago, IL 60618 MAP IT!

ashley owca 7733673459

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PIease Read Before Adopting Rodents & Small Mammal in Illinois
    Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. Rodents are small mammals with four sharp teeth they use to eat, gnaw wood, and defend themselves. Several types of rodents are popular pets, such as chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Even rats are kept as pets! Rodents are often purchased as gifts for children. Sadly, however, many owners of rodent pets do not know how to care for them properly, and young children are often unprepared for the responsibility of having a pet. Families may not approach the purchase of a rodent with the same level of commitment they would have to a pet dog or cat. Mistakes can be made regarding the genders of a pair of rodents, resulting in a litter of unexpected babies. Some owners of rodents simply turn their pets loose when they get tired of them, which usually leads to the death of the animals, since they are not adapted to life in the wild. Free to good home ads can result in a rodent being used for snake food. There are some rodent rescue operations out there that can receive discarded pets, but these places tend to become overloaded due to so many people getting rid of their rodents. Please approach all decisions to get a pet with a long-term commitment, and pursue adoption rather than buying a rodent from a pet store.

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    Rodents have front teeth that never stop growing and have to be worn down constantly by gnawing. Rodents are one of only a few types of placental mammals native to Australia. Rabbits are not rodents.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
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McHenry County - McHenry, Illinois 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, IL 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, IL 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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