To some, their efforts to save a lowly rat might have seemed wasted — but not to Steinbach and the other volunteers who changed everything for the better.
"We make no difference about what kind of animal needs help. We are in animal rescue, not in pest control," Steinbach said, adding that reaction to the rescue has been mixed, though mostly encouraging. "We got some bad messages from people saying that rats are pests, but we got many more good messages and thanks from a lot of people."
Fortunately, in this case, goodness won the day.