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.

To get to the Oregon Ferret Shelter's main website, please visit OregonFerretShelter.org

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Life is totally unfair

This is Jinx. He came here just a few weeks ago with his friend Zelda. He is super super cute in this picture, sticking out his tongue at me. He was a pleasure to photograph -- very playful, very cuddly.
He is dead.
Chris found him in his sleepy sack last week. We don't know what happened to him. There wasn't a mark on him. No symptoms. Nothing.
A 2-year-old ferret should not just die for no reason. But that is what seems to happen in shelters. Sometimes people bring in ferrets, and they don't want to tell us that the ferret has had strange symptoms. They don't want us to refuse to take them, like some other shelters do, because they are sick. So we have to find out on our own. And sometimes, finding out on our own means we find out too late.
Relying on our detective abilities, especially with so very many ferrets to take care of, is just cruel. It's cruel to the ferret, and it's cruel to us, because every time we find a dead ferret, we die a little too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Weasels Dancing in the Park pics!

The Weasels Dancing in the Park pictures are up on Facebook -- all 172 of them! Feel free to have a look.


Hope that link works.

We raised $2600 this time around. We had fewer donations this year. Even OMSI wouldn't give us any tickets, and they usually can be counted on for a small donation. I guess the economy has hit people pretty dang hard, just as it has hit us hard.

At least I was able to get some wonderful stuff at the auction. I got a wonderful ferret basket full of food and treats. Bongo, of course, tried to take all of the treats and food for himself. He has turned into a right wily treat thief!

Lots of fun was had by all. :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Whew! Page is back

Our page is back up. Here's what they sent.


Your account was mistakenly suspended due to an error by Facebook's site security system. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. We have reactivated your account and you will now be able to log in.

Thanks for your understanding,

The Facebook Team

Monday, August 10, 2009

Someone disabled our Facebook page!

Well, isn't that special? Some total jerk decided that our Facebook page should be disabled.

I was doing my normal thing, and I saw I had a friend request from someone named Slinky Baker. I accepted it. Suddenly, I was logged out, and a FB page came up saying "Your account has been disabled".

When I find out who did this, THERE WILL BE BLOOD!

...Oh, sorry. Channelled Daniel Day-Lewis there for a second.

There will be A FURIOUS DOOKING! A DOOKENING, as it were.