Uptwinkles Rat Sanctuary Philadelphia, PA

Uptwinkles Rat Sanctuary Philadelphia, PA

August 31, 2017


Uptwinkles Rat Sanctuary, located in the heart of South Philly, was founded by a former vivisector turned animal rights activist to give loving forever homes to rats in need. Uptwinkles focuses on rats rescued from labs and other human exploitation, and provides an environment where traumatized rats can heal, grow, and thrive with others.


Residents currently (as of August 2017) include JD, who was rescued from a Philly lab; and Jace, Ezra, Liam, and Kartik, who were rescued from being raised as snake food. Thanks to a grant from the Microsanctuary Movement, Upwtinkles Rat Sanctuary will soon be able to double its numbers!