injured rat in driveway. plz help

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
10500 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@bestbuddies:  I’d call rat patrol, but I’m guessing you don’t have that there?

Post # 4
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Call some kind of humane society, we have local rat rescues here too. Is it like a wild rat or someones pet that got out?

Why can’t you catch it?


I would put on some garden glove and get the poor guy and put him in a box inside.

Post # 5
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Put it out of its misery.. As quickly as possible so it doesn’t suffer anymore. Don’t go near it though – rats carry disease.. I will let you figure out the quickest most humane way.


* hint – I would use my car 🙁

Post # 6
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@bestbuddies:  If it is having difficulty moving around could you try and wrangle it into a box? You probably wouldn’t have to touch it. If it is very injured a vet could euthanize it for you.  Otherwise you may just need to stop thinking about it. When I was younger I was home alone and my cat mangled a baby bunny, I couldn’t put it out of its misery and was too young to drive it anywhere. I just had to go to a different room of the house where I couldn’t see the rabbit through the window.

Post # 7
6365 posts
Bee Keeper

If I couldn’t put it out of its misery, I would ask a neighbor to.

Post # 9
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bestbuddies:  I’d call your local Humane Society or Animal Services.

Post # 10
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly, if you have some rubber gloves and a shoe box just put it in there and call animal control…. I wouldn’t kill it if I were you. The “crunch” would haunt me in my sleep! 

Post # 12
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

@Starling13:  Yeah, it’s for pet rats though. Ones that get abandoned/etc.

We have hamster and ferret/etc rodent rescues in the area. 

If you google that you may be able to find one that would be willing to pick him up and help him.

Post # 13
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bestbuddies:  🙁 Honestly, I’d probably put it out of its mysery with a shovel. 🙁

Post # 14
4375 posts
Honey bee

Get a shovel and break its neck and put it out of its misery.


Post # 16
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Eh, well I wish you were in my neighborhood. I’d help.

Have you tried calling anywhere to see what they say about it?

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