The question as to how the rat managed to end up on someone's doorstep in the first place is still a mystery.
"What [rats] do is when they get stuck [is] they fight and wiggle so much that they can actually move themselves from one place to another," the rescue wrote on Facebook.
"I do not know," Pope told The Dodo. "The only thing I can think of is that somebody put her at her door to take care of her. I honestly don't know, because she was firmly caught."
After the rat was freed from the trap, Pope gave her a bath to clean the glue and oil off her. Then, she was placed in a cage with food and water while she got dry. Luckily for her, she was released on the same day.