“Someone said it's like the Taj Mahal for rats.”

In 2008, Dawn Burke and her husband, Don, decided to start The Rat Retreat—a sanctuary where they care for mistreated, sick or unwanted rats.

The two came to StoryCorps to talk about how the project got started.

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Recorded in Boise, Idaho

Music Info: "1986" by Fredrik from the album Na Na Ni.

Produced by Jud Esty-Kendall
Facilitated by Lisa Polito
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In partnership with
The Rat Retreat