City of Vancouver offers pet rats for $5 each

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      Don’t want to pay $297 to adopt a dog?

      How about an old dog for $91?

      Fancy a dog with a medical condition for the same price?


      No worries. For $5, you can get a rat for a pet, according to the City of Vancouver.

      The city announced on Twitter that its animal shelter has rats up for adoption.

      According to the city, rats are “incredibly friendly”.

      They “enjoy human companionship”.

      Moreover, “They make great pets for children.”

      For details on how to adopt rats and other animals, click here.