Message Number: YG3474 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-11 19:47:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Situation Advice?

3. I have some used cages here at the shelter I had for sale
for $30-$50... I am tempted to call her and offer her one
for no charge, and even toss in a hammock just so I will
know the poor thing has a decent cage... but am I just being
a sucker?
[TANSY] How about offering the cage in exchange for a day of
work at the shelter? If they really love the animal they
won't mind giving up some of their free time for him. You
need to emphasize that the cage it's in is NOT suitable and
could be making it sick.
Am I just enabling someone who doesn't want to have to
spend the money to care for their ferret? My husband gets
irritated because I am too generous trying to help others
and it all comes out of our own pocket, and we are not rich
by any means... and feels I am letting people take advantage
of me... but also it is hard for me to sit and not do
anything to help this ferret.