Message Number: YG6771 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Caitlyn M. Martin
Date: 2001-08-29 10:27:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: the shelter list

> And to follow up on Ela's comment (good idea btw), our shelters are in
> desperate need right now. For instance, Last Chance Ferret Rescue is one of
> the few shelters left in the Penn,, NJ and Del area that is still taking in
> all ferrets, and right now they are well over a hundred animals. Despite
> pleas on several forums such as the FML they have received basically no
> response, and Diane and Steve Bodosky are left supporting the shelter on
> their own both financially and taking care of the animals.
> Unfortunately, I am sure they are not unique. If we don't start seriously
> supporting the shelters that we have, and hopefully opening new ones, we are
> going to have a health crisis on our hands in the sense that there will be
> no one who can take in new ferrets. If that happens the animals will be
> released to die or euthanized.

No, they aren't unique. Diane Campbell of the Ferret Guardian Rescue Haven
reported having 47 shelter ferrets, 31 of them with special needs, at the last
Triangle Ferret Lovers meeting. Many of the special needs ferrets are
terminally ill. Diane desperately needs sponsors for ferret medical bills, as
well as experienced ferret owners who can adopt a ferret that needs care.

Information on FGRH can be found at:

All the best,