Welcome to the blog for the Oregon Ferret Shelter! Ideally, this will be a nice venue for friends of the shelter to get information about what is going on with the shelter. Or maybe just to view some funny gifs.
Well, it's in the mall by my house. And I just can't seem to pass up any chance to see ferrets. (Maybe I am mentally ill, like Rudy Giuliani says. Don't know about Rudy and his hatred of ferrets? Check it out here.)
Anyhow, to get back to Scamps. I went in there, and I saw that the ferrets had no food. These were young ferrets. (At least they weren't the babies that Scamps had during Christmas, but that's another rant.) If anyone needs a steady supply of food, it's a young ferret.
So I went to the nearest employee and told them.
"It's OK, we feed them in the morning," he said. "A ferrets' digestion process is only three or four hours long. They need food all the time," I said. "Well, if we feed these guys all the time, they gorge themselves and get distended bellies. So we only feed them once a day to protect them."
"Don't worry, it's OK. I've dealt with ferrets for many years now."
Um, yeah. Thanks. I feel better. Oh, no, wait... that was a brain hemorrhage. I have to go before I either fall down or accidentally punch you. Take care.
Actually, I just stood there while he walked away. For a minute or two, I wondered if I could somehow sneak some food into their bowl while the guy wasn't looking. But there were chains and a padlock on the cage. Perhaps too many people were gorging his ferrets and making them dangerously bloated, much like Monty Python's Mr. Creosote.
Instead, I came here and wrote a blog post. Then I waited a day so it wouldn't sound too vitriolic.
I swear, I wish I could educate the whole pet-selling world about the special needs of ferrets. I wish I could tell everyone everything that they would need to know about these fuzzy guys. I'll work on it.
An online petition is being circulated to get the recently destroyed Father Nature's Ferret Rescue on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. This would help them rebuild a much-needed shelter, as well as help that family get back on their feet.
"Due to a house fire that destroyed not only the home of Keith and Evelyn Krysz, but also the Ferret Rescue that was ran from the home, we are pleading with you to help them rebuild safer home for them and their Rescue.
The sooner they get their house rebuilt, the sooner they can start doing what they are meant to do.... rescue and re-home ferrets that are abandoned, abused, sick, or just dropped off due to lack of love.
they want to go home.
To read more about them and see some of their work, visit their website at http://fathernaturesferretrescue.com/"
Please visit the petition site and sign up to help them out. Thank you.