We When @queenlizzy22 went to the pet store and saw a rat who had been used and abused for breeding, she couldn’t stop thinking about him. She went back the next day to rescue him. The poor rat had wounds all over his body and looked as if he had been attacked by another rat. He was very friendly despite not having much interaction with humans in his life. @queenlizzy22 knew how rats have short lifespans so she didn’t know how long he had left.

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♬ Home (Option 4 – The Young Ebenezers

The rat, now named Captain Chonk, got a much-needed bath. His new human treated him for parasites like mites, fleas, and worms. Although it’ll take some time for his wounds to heal, he was feeling much better and love snuggling up with his human.

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♬ Back In Black – AC/DC

Check out this hilarious video of Chonk trying new foods. It’s safe to say he’s not a big fan of apples!

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♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

It’s amazing that she took a chance on Captain Chonk and rescued him. He is so much happier and seems to be living his best life in his new home.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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