Adopt or gift a HeroRAT

Adopt a HeroRAT and help people to live, work, and play without fear or disease

For as little as $7.00 a month you can adopt a HeroRAT and help save lives

Adopt as a gift

A HeroRAT adoption will never be forgotten. Simply select your favorite HeroRAT, sign up, and your friend or loved one will receive your gift direct to their email inbox within 30 seconds (or you can choose a date). Every adopter receives a welcome pack, adoption certificate, and monthly updates via email.

SELECT A HeroRAT

Meet Nisay the HeroRAT

Meet Nisay

Nisay is a 3 year old female Mine Detection Rat based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Weighing in at 1.4kg, Nisay uses her exceptional sense of smell to clear landmines in the second most mine-affected country in the world. Adopt Nisay and help to clear Cambodia of deadly explosives.

Meet Chewa the HeroRAT

Meet Chewa

Chewa is a male Tuberculosis Detection Rat based in Dar Es Salaam, a mega-city in Tanzania. Chewa can search for TB in sputum samples 96 times faster than a lab technician. Adopt Chewa and help us to stop TB.

Meet Ikemba the HeroRAT

Meet Ikemba

Ikemba is a female Mine Detection Rat working in rural Angola which suffered heavily from a brutal civil war. Ikemba can sniff out landmines much faster than using a metal detector. Adopt Ikemba and help save lives.

HeroRATs save lives

HeroRAT adoptions like yours make a huge impact on our humanitarian work. Your support will help us:

Deadly Landmines

Train HeroRATs to safely sniff out deadly landmines and tuberculosis

Treated like Heroes

Make sure the HeroRATs get treated like the heroes they are with regular health checks, nutritious food, and high quality housing

Supporting Local Communities

Support local communities to live, work, and play without fear of deadly disease or explosive remnants of war

Research & Development into HeroRATs

Research and develop the HeroRATs to make them more effective at saving lives

Nisay in the field

Nisay is a highly trained Mine Detection HeroRat or MDR for short. Nisay saves lives by using her remarkable sense of smell to safely sniff out explosives faster than existing methods. Cambodia is the world’s second most mine affected country and Nisay is on a mission to protect her local communities.

Need to find out more about HeroRAT adoptions?

Why not start with our FAQs. If you still need help, send us a message here and we’ll get back to you right away. Alternatively, you can email adoption@apopo.org

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