AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA PR - AFRMA in the News!
Date Title Media Format
2016
August 31, 2016 New! Riverside Business Recognition, Riverside, CA, 2016 Best of Riverside Awards for Membership Organizations  
2015
October 25, 2015 Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA, did a nice little article with several photos about our October 24, 2015, show. You can read the article online at http://www.pe.com/articles/fancy-784413-pet-mice.html Web Site
April 20, 2015 SmallAnimalChannel.com did an article about Down Under rats and our April 25, 2015, show. You can read the article at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2015/04/20/will-this-be-the-year-of-the-down-under-rat.aspx Web Site
March 12, 2015 Jeffers Pet Blog reprinted our article Environmental Enrichment For The Pet Rat. You can read the article at http://blog.jefferspet.com/pet-rat/ Web Site
2014
November 12, 2014 SmallAnimalChannel.com did an article on AFRMA’s Official Fancy Rat & Mouse Day. You can read the article at https://web.archive.org/web/20150323075750/http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2014/11/12/today-is-afrma-fancy-rat-and-mouse-day.aspx Web Site
July 25, 2014 Bloomberg Businessweek did an article about rats and included AFRMA and our July 26, 2014, show. You can read the article at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-07-25/its-hard-to-make-a-dollar-breeding-fancy-rats Web Site
April 21, 2014 SmallAnimalChannel.com did an article about the upcoming America’s Family Pet Expo (April 25–27, 2014) and included AFRMA. You can read the article at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2014/04/afpe-lets-the-furry-scaly-and-finned-fun-fly.aspx Web Site
January 25, 2014 KNX1070 radio station in CA interviewed Jozzette Hagemann about AFRMA’s January 25, 2014, Annual show. Radio
2013
November 5, 2013 SmallAnimalChannel.com did an article about AFRMA’s October 26, 2013, show. You can read the article and see a short video at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2013/11/05/cute-rats-and-mice-compete.aspx Web Site
October 24, 2013 SmallAnimalChannel.com did another article about calendars and we are included. You can read it at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2013/10/24/small-animal-pet-calendars-that-do-double-duty.aspx Web Site
July 26–28, 2013 KFI AM 640 radio station in CA included AFRMA’s July 27, 2013, show in their news segments during the weekend. Radio
April 11, 2013 KLIF 570 radio station in TX included AFRMA and pet rats in the News & Information in the “Morning with Dave and Amy” show. Radio
April 7, 2013 Parade magazine reporter Kenneth Miller came to AFRMA’s January 26, 2013, show and did very nice article on the show and rats in general. You can read the story at http://communitytable.parade.com/2935/kennethmiller/oh-rats-why-the-rodents-are-becoming-increasingly-popular-pets/ Newspaper
2012
November 24, 2012 Rove LA Australian TV comedy talk show with Rove McManus, filming here in the states and shown on TV Guide Network (USA) and FOX8 (Australia); featured member Lisa Jarosek and her pet rats at the AFRMA October 27, 2012, show. TV
October 15, 2012 SmallAnimalChannel.com did another article about calendars and we are included. You can read it at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2012/10/15/calendars-for-2013-feature-small-animal-pets.aspx Web Site
July 26, 2012 SmallAnimalChannel.com did an article about AFRMA’s April 28, 2012, show. You can read it at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2012/07/26/rats-and-mice-take-the-spotlight-at-afrma-show.aspx Web Site
July 25, 2012 Jay Thomas radio show on Sirius and XM Satellite; included the AFRMA July 28, 2012, show on their “Holiday Road” segment Radio
July 17, 2012 Parentdish article “Kids with pets do better at school – especially RAT owners, says study” by Keith Kendrick with photo of Karen Robbins’ Black Variegated female rat that was in the March 15, 2010, article by Sue Manning, photo by Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press. Online
March 12, 2012 Colin McEnroe radio show WNPR in CT; did show about rats that included AFRMA Radio
2011
August 10, 2011 Rat Fancy – a documentary from DigiGlyphs featuring AFRMA and showing our unique passion of showing and breeding rats and mice. The DVD will be out in September. See the trailer on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkLTYbEwmlM. DVD
April 20, 2011 The Doctors (used an AFRMA member’s Hairless rat as an example of a hypoallergenic pet) TV
January 23, 2011 Channel 4 NBC news came and filmed our January 22, 2011, Annual show. TV
2010
October 15, 2010 SmallAnimalChannel.com did another article about calendars and we are included. You can read it at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2010/10/15/small-animal-pet-organizations-unveil-their-fundraising-calendars-for-2011-2.aspx Web Site
September 19, 2010 Channel 7 ABC news came and filmed our September 18, 2010, show. Read the article (used to have the film clip) Fancy rats, mice on display at Riverside show TV/Web Site
March 20, 2010 DigiGlyphs came and filmed again at our March 20, 2010, show for the documentary they are making on people showing rats and mice. DVD
March 15, 2010 Associated Press writer Sue Manning did a very nice story on Pet Rats featuring AFRMA. It was in several papers and web sites (Note: the photo of the “baby rats” are actually a Silver Grey mouse and her 5-day-old litter)
(Some of the listings below)
  • April 2, 2010 StarNews Online, StarNews, Wilmington, NC
  • March 23, 2010 The Richmond Register, Richmond, KY
  • March 21, 2010 ChattaPets.com, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, TN
  • March 21, 2010 Marietta Daily Journal, Georgia
  • March 21, 2010 Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, KY
  • March 21, 2010 Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA
  • March 20, 2010 Herald Times Online, Bloomiington, IN
  • March 20, 2010 NWI.com, Northwest Indiana Times, Northwest, IN
  • March 20, 2010 The Weekend Telegram, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • March 19, 2010 Cape Cod Times, Cape Cod, MA
  • March 19, 2010 Houma Today, Houma, LA
  • March 19, 2010 Times & Transcript, Brunswick, Canada
  • March 18, 2010 Coloradoan, Fort Collins, CO
  • March 18, 2010 Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT
  • March 18, 2010 Orange County Register, Orange County, CA
  • March 17, 2010 San Antonio Express-News (my SA), San Antonio, TX
  • March 16, 2010 Chico Enterprise Record (chicoER), Chico, CA
  • March 16, 2010 The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, and Southern Indiana
  • March 16, 2010 Daily News, Los Angeles, CA
  • March 16, 2010 St. Louis Today, St. Louis, MO
  • March 16, 2010 Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA
  • March 16, 2010 York Dispatch, York, PA
  • March 15, 2010 ABC News.com
  • March 15, 2010 ArizonaCentral.com, Phoenix, AZ
  • March 15, 2010 Atlanta Journal-Constitution (ajc), Atlanta, GA
  • March 15, 2010 CTpost.com, Bridgeport, CT
  • March 15, 2010 The Daily News, New York
  • March 15, 2010 Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA
  • March 15, 2010 The Greater New Milford Spectrum, New Milford, CT
  • March 15, 2010 Marin Independent Journal (marinIJ.com), Novato, CA
  • March 15, 2010 San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
  • March 15, 2010 Times Standard, Eureka, CA
  • March 15, 2010 Winnipeg Free Press/The Canadian Press, Canada
Newspapers
& Web Sites
January 23, 2010 DigiGlyphs came and filmed at our January 23, 2010, Annual show as part of a documentary on people showing rats and mice. DVD
2009
October 21, 2009 We were asked to be part of an article for SmallAnimalChannel.com about calendars. You can read it at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-exclusives/fundraising-calendars-for-2010-do-more-than-feature-cute-small-animal-pet-photos.aspx. Web Site
May 6, 2009 The Jungle Jenny Show came by our booth at the America’s Family Pet Expo April 19, 2009, in Costa Mesa, CA, and filmed a segment on fancy rats and one on fancy mice with Karen Robbins. You can see the videos at:
Rats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly3Hmgi47DY
Mice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejzEjA_9BU0
Web Site
February 24, 2009 www.smallanimalchannel.com interviewed Dale Taylor on grooming rats and mice. Web Site
February 2009 Issue The Scientist magazine used some of AFRMA’s mouse photos in an article for both print and online versions. See the video clip on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBvjfb-NXIY. Magazine &
Web Site
Jan. 24, 2009 Time Warner Cable came and filmed the January 24, 2009, Annual Show; news clip to be on their web site shortly. Web Site
2008
December 2008 U.C. Davis, Davis, CA; used several AFRMA mouse photos for an online “Mouse Pathobiology” course Web Site
November 2008 Issue Especies, Spain; used AFRMA’s information and photos for a pet rat article Magazine
August 10, 2008 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino County, CA; came to July 19, 2008, show
and did very nice article on rats and AFRMA
Newspaper
August 4, 2008 Jay Thomas radio show; interviewed Dale Taylor about AFRMA and rats Radio
August 2008 Ft. Worth, TX; interviewed Dale Taylor for rats article Newspaper
April 30, 2008 History Channel: Modern Marvels: “Rats”; came to January 26, 2008, Annual Show and filmed for segment about rats as pets/show animals TV
April 6, 2008 Parade magazine (Dale Taylor answered questions about pet rats for article) Magazine
2007
July 23, 2007 Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA; Interviewed Dale Taylor for article on rats Newspaper
April 2007 CSI: NY (used an AFRMA member’s Hairless rats) TV
2005
2005 Edition Old Farmer’s Almanac; has an article on rats and AFRMA in the Pets section Magazine
2004
November 18, 2004 The Sun, San Bernardino County, CA; came to AFRMA‘s November 13, 2004, Pet Show Newspaper
November 14, 2004 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; came to AFRMA‘s November 13, 2004, Pet Show Newspaper
October 30, 2004 The Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA; Mayumi Anderson wrote piece about rats and AFRMA Newspaper
2003
October 27, 2003 History Channel: “Rats, Bats & Bugs”; had a clip of rat in a costume from AFRMA’s October 30, 1999, show TV
September 21, 2003 The Valley Herald, San Francisco Bay Area, CA; interviewed Gina Hendricks at AFRMA‘s display
at the America‘s Family Pet Expo September 19–21, 2003, in Pleasanton, CA
Newspaper
September 7, 2003 Learning Channel: “Urban Legends” TV
September 2, 2003 Animal Planet “Beverly Hills Vet”; member Katelyn Mertens and her pet rat was on one of the segments TV
September 2003 Willard DVD; has AFRMA in the “Rat People: Friend or Foes?” section; came and filmed at the April 5, 2003, AFRMA show at the America‘s Family Pet Expo DVD
July 27, 2003 Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, CA; came to AFRMA‘s show July 26, 2003, at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Newspaper
February 1, 2003 The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada; has AFRMA in the “Rat People: Friend or Foes?” section;
came and filmed at the April 5, 2003, AFRMA show at the America‘s Family Pet Expo
Newspaper
2002
July 16, 2002 National Enquirer; did very nice article on Dale McLain, AFRMA, show rats, and rat shows Magazine
May 17, 2002 Wall Street Journal; came to the April 7, 2002, AFRMA show at the America‘s Family Pet Expo Newspaper
April 2002 Edition Natural History magazine of the American Museum of Natural History; used one of AFRMA’s Siamese Satin mice photo in their mouse article Magazine
2001
October 31, 2001 Los Angeles Times; interviewed Karen Robbins about rats and AFRMA Newspaper
January 14, 2001 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; came to the January 13, 2001, AFRMA Annual show Newspaper
January 10, 2001 The Frederick Post, Frederick, MD; article “Mother, daughter not the typical rat and mouse fans” (from the Press-Enterprise article of Jan. 4, 2001) Newspaper
January 10, 2001 The News, Frederick, MD; article “Mother, daughter not the typical rat and mouse fans” (from the Press-Enterprise article of Jan. 4, 2001) Newspaper
January 4, 2001 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside and Corona-Norco Editions, Riverside, CA; interviewed Geri Hauser and Karen and Craig Robbins about rats and AFRMA Newspaper
2000
Summer 2000 Edition ASPCA Animal Watch; used AFRMA as reference for information on rats and mice Magazine
July 19, 2000 The Daily Pilot, serving Newport-Mesa Communities, CA; came to AFRMA‘s display
at the Orange County Fairgrounds July 14–30, 2000.
Newspaper
July 7, 2000 “You Lie Like A Dog”; Karen Robbins was on as a rat judge TV
March 26, 2000 Corpus Christi Caller-Times; came to AFRMA’s Corpus Christi, TX, chapter show on March 25, 2000. Newspaper
1999
May/June 1999 Edition ASPCA Animaland Magazine; member April Waldrop was featured with her mice Magazine
April 13, 1999 “The Pet Place”; KDOC-TV Channel 56, Southern California, with Fred Bergendorff; Karen Robbins was on talking about rats and mice and AFRMA TV
February 24, 1999 “Later”; show with Peri Gilpin; came to AFRMA’s Annual Show January 17, 1999 TV
January 17, 1999 San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Los Angeles county, CA; came to AFRMA’s Annual Show January 16, 1999 Newspaper
1999 Nickelodeon “Figure it Out”; one of our members and her Hairless rat was on the show TV
1998
November 15, 1998 Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino county, CA; came to AFRMA’s November 14, 1998, show Newspaper
October 1998 Edition Smithsonian; used AFRMA’s mouse show photos in their mouse article Magazine
1997
October 19, 1997 “The Pet Shop” on Animal Planet with Andy Kindler; Karen Robbins was on talking about rats and mice and AFRMA TV
September 30, 1997 “Arthel and Fred,” NBC, Channel 4; Karen Robbins was on talking about rats and mice and AFRMA TV
September 26, 1997 “It’s So L.A.,” Channel 13; Karen Robbins was on talking about rats and AFRMA TV
August 11, 1997 The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA; member Nichole Royer featured with her prize-winning rats Newspaper
May 19, 1997 Daily News, Santa Clarita Edition, Santa Clarita, CA; member Nichole Royer featured from our display at the Hart Park “Animal Fair” in Newhall on May 18, 1997 Newspaper
February 13, 1997 The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA; member Gina Hendricks featured with her pet rats Newspaper
January 19, 1997 The San Gabriel Valley Newspaper, Los Angeles county, CA; came to our January 18, 1997, Show in Hacienda Heights Newspaper
1996
July 11, 1996 Daily Pilot, Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, CA; AFRMA’s Show featured in article about Orange County Fair Newspaper
June 7, 1996 The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA; member Nichole Royer featured with her pet rats and mice Newspaper
May 20, 1996 The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA; member Nichole Royer and AFRMA in an article about the Hart Park “Animal Fair” in Newhall on May 19, 1996 Newspaper
February 2, 1996 The Daily Sentinel, TX; interviewed Karen Robbins about rats and AFRMA Newspaper
January 28, 1996 San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Gabriel Valley, CA; came to AFRMA’s January 27, 1996, show Newspaper
1995
November 13, 1995 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; came to AFRMA’s November 12, 1995, show Newspaper
November 1995 Edition Animal Talk, PA; Rats and AFRMA featured in article Magazine
May 6, 1995 Daily Breeze, South Bay, CA; AFRMA mentioned in article about rats for adoption Newspaper
April 1995 Edition California Pet Trader, CA; AFRMA featured in article about rats written by member Liz Stauffer Magazine
February 28, 1995 Pets’n People in Paradise, HI; AFRMA featured in article about rats and mice written by member Tihoti Maha’a Newspaper
February 9, 1995 Haciends Heights Highlander, Hacienda Heights, CA; came to AFRMA’s January 28, 1995, show Newspaper
January 1995 Edition National Goegraphic World; AFRMA mentioned in the “Be There!” section Magazine
1994
July 12, 1994 The Orange County Register, Orange County, CA; came to AFRMA’s show at the Orange County Fair Newspaper
May 25, 1994 San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Gabriel Valley, CA; came to AFRMA’s May 21, 1994, show Newspaper
April 1994 Edition Animal Press, Southern CA; AFRMA mentioned in article about America’s Family Pet Expo Magazine
January 27, 1994 Haciends Heights Highlander, Hacienda Heights, CA; came to AFRMA’s January 15, 1994, Annual Show Newspaper
1993
October 18, 1993 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; came to AFRMA’s October 17, 1993, Pet Show Newspaper
September 23, 1993 Orange County Register, Orange County, CA; AFRMA and rats featured in article Newspaper
July 22, 1993 Brea Progress, Brea, CA; AFRMA and rats featured in article Newspaper
July 22, 1993 Huntington Beach News, Huntington Beach, CA; AFRMA and rats in small article Newspaper
July 10, 1993 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA; AFRMA and rats featured in article Newspaper
June 10, 1993 Orange City News, Villa Park, CA; came to AFRMA’s June 6, 1993, Pet Show Newspaper
1992
November 17, 1992 Daily News, Los Angeles, CA; small article about AFRMA’s Rat & Mouse Tales newsletter “Births, Deaths, Special Announcements” section Newspaper
1991
October 1991 Edition National Goegraphic World; AFRMA featured in their rat and mouse article “Just Squeaking By!” Magazine
1990
December 2, 1990 Chicago Tribune; rats and AFRMA featured in their article “Give A Rat A Chance” Newspaper
1989
November 1989 Edition The Pet Dealer; part 2 of article about mice and AFRMA Magazine
October 1989 Edition The Pet Dealer; part 1 of article about mice and AFRMA Magazine
August 1989 Edition Pet Health News; article about mice and AFRMA Magazine
July 26, 1989 The Long Beach News Long Beach, CA; came to AFRMA’s show at the Orange County Fair Newspaper
July 18, 1989 Times-Advocate San Diego, CA; member Ginger Cardinal featured in article about her pet rats Newspaper
July 1989 Edition The Pet Dealer; article about rats and AFRMA Magazine
July 16, 1989 Daily Pilot, Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, CA; came to AFRMA’s show at the Orange County Fair Newspaper
July 16, 1989 Los Angeles Times, Orange County, Orange County, CA; AFRMA and rats featured in article about the Orange County Fair Newspaper
July 13, 1989 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA; AFRMA’s display and rats featured in article about the Del Mar Fair Newspaper
June 23, 1989 Del Mar Citizen, Del Mar, CA; AFRMA’s display and rats featured in article about the Del Mar Fair Newspaper
June 1989 Edition Animal Press; AFRMA’s display mentioned in article about the Del Mar Fair Magazine
January 24, 1989 The Sun, San Bernardino county, CA; came to AFRMA’s Annual Show January 21, 1989 Newspaper
1988
December 25, 1988 Sunday Punch; adaptation of Smithsonian October 1988 article on mice and AFRMA Magazine
November 14, 1988 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; came to AFRMA’s November 12, 1988, show Newspaper
October 1988 Edition Smithsonian; AFRMA featured in their mouse article “Shall we clap for the enduring Mus musculus?” Magazine
July 1988 The Register, Orange County, CA; article about rats and AFRMA at the Orange County Fair Newspaper
March 20, 1988 The San Diego Union, San Diego, CA; came to AFRMA’s March 19, 1988, show Newspaper
January 16, 1988 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA; article about AFRMA’s January 16, 1988, show Newspaper
1987
November 30, 1987 The Press-Courier, Oxnard, CA; article “Rat Wins Titles as Champion” about member Leona Pasley and her rats Newspaper
November 19, 1987 Los Angeles Times, Orange County, Orange County, CA; member Leona Pasley featured in article about her pet rats Newspaper
Nov./Dec. 1987 Edition Pet Health News; article about rats and AFRMA Magazine
September 28, 1987 San Diego Tribune, San Diego, CA; came to AFRMA’s September 27, 1987, show Newspaper
August 4, 1987 Metro, Gannett Westchester, NY; member Liz Fucci featured in article about her pet rats Newspaper
May 21, 1987 Grunion Gazette, Long Beach, CA; AFRMA mentioned in article about pet parade Newspaper
February 26, 1987 Poway News Chieftain, Poway, CA; member Donna Kingsley with her pet rats featured in article about rats Newspaper
February 26, 1987 Penasquitos News, San Diego county, CA; member Donna Kingsley with her pet rats featured in article about rats Newspaper
January 28, 1987 The Citizen & Del Mar Citizen, San Diego county, CA; came to AFRMA’s January 24, 1987, show Newspaper
January 23, 1987 The Citizen, San Diego county, CA; article about AFRMA’s January 24, 1987, show Newspaper
January 23, 1987 The San Diego Union, San Diego, CA; article about AFRMA’s January 24, 1987, show Newspaper
1986
November 14, 1986 San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Gabriel Valley, CA; came to AFRMA’s November 8, 1986, show Newspaper
July 17, 1986 Los Angeles Times, Orange County, Orange County, CA; article about rats and AFRMA at the Orange County Fair Newspaper
June 25, 1986 Back Country Trader, San Diego county, CA; small article about AFRMA’s display at the Del Mar Fair Newspaper
May 15, 1986 Record-News, Riverside county, CA; article about AFRMA’s May 18, 1986, show Newspaper
May 9, 1986 Jurupa This Week, Riverside county, CA; article about AFRMA’s May 18, 1986, show Newspaper
April 3, 1986 The Wall Street Journal; Letters to the Editor about AFRMA Newspaper
April 3, 1986 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; article about rats, Karen Hauser, Denise Deen, and AFRMA Newspaper
April 2, 1986 The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA; article about rats, Karen Hauser, Denise Deen, and AFRMA Newspaper
March 20, 1986 The Independent, CA; came to AFRMA’s March 16, 1986, show Newspaper
January 1986 Vista’s Morning Press, San Diego county, CA; came to AFRMA’s January 11, 1986, show Newspaper
January 13, 1986 The Tribune, San Diego county, CA; came to AFRMA’s January 11, 1986, show Newspaper
January 12, 1986 Lakeside Daily Californian, San Diego county, CA; member Karla Barber with her pet rats featured in article about rats Newspaper
January 10, 1986 The San Diego Union, San Diego, CA; article about AFRMA’s January 11, 1986, show Newspaper
1985
November 10, 1985 The Valley Tribune/News, CA; article about rats, Debbie Rowe, Karen Hauser, AFRMA, and AFRMA’s show November 10, 1985 Newspaper
July 22, 1985 The San Diego Union, San Diego, CA; came to AFRMA’s July 21, 1985, show Newspaper
July 18, 1985 Reader, San Diego, CA; article about mice, rats and AFRMA’s July 21, 1985, show Newspaper
July 6, 1985 The Daily Californian, San Diego county, CA; small article about Karla Barber and AFRMA’s display at the Del Mar Fair Newspaper
March 18, 1985 The Tribune, San Diego county, CA; came to AFRMA’s March 16, 1985, show Newspaper
1984
August 13, 1984 The San Diego Union, San Diego, CA; came to AFRMA’s August 12, 1984, show Newspaper

Updated September 5, 2016