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...in the Company of Ferrets, Inc.
 
 
Magi
 
 

Magi is our shelter mascot

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2004 Holiday Boutique

Sunday, November 7th

1 - 4 PM

St Paul Eagles Club, 287 Maria

Melatonin Implant Clinic

With Dr. Cynthia 1:30 to 3:30. Email luvfuzzies@aol.com for more info.

Adrenal Mini-Clinic: Options to Surgery

Brief discussion on melatonin implants and the Propecia/prostate connection.

Create A Holiday Sack

Pick up a holiday sleep sack and load it up with your choice of goodies from the table for your ferret's holiday 'sock.'

Santa's Shop

All kinds of goodies for both you and your ferrets. This year we have crystal figurines and collectables, micro-machines, and more for non-ferret people on your holiday list.

Toys for Tiny Orphan Terrors

We will have a special table with items we use here at the asylum. You can either pick them up for yourself or as a donation to the orphans. (Ask for a tax receipt if your donation is over $10).

Refreshments

Cookies, bars, munchies, coffee, hot cider. If you'd like to bring a treat for the table, please do!.

**All ferrets will be checked upon arrival for vet certificates of current ferret approved vaccinations for distemper, rabies, and obvious signs of illness. Please have harnesses and leashes for all ferrets. Email luvfuzzies@aol.com for more info.**


A bit about us: We started "rescuing" ferrets who needed a home in the St. Croix Valley in 1995.  By March 1996, our intake had reached a volume making it necessary to go beyond being a rescue and becoming an actual shelter.  When a national pet store chain moved into the metro area in 1997 and flooded the area with little fur angels, our intake increased over 400%, as did the phone calls from newbie "furkid" owners looking for help because their furkids weren't quite the "just like a kitten or a puppy" the pet store people had said they would be.  In 2002 we got a 501(c)(3) and became an officially recognized non-profit organization.

Several educational programs were instituted under our "Ferret Support Network" in an effort to meet the needs of an increasing population of ferret owners with little or no knowledge of how to properly care for these unique critters.  Ferrets are wonderful pets and those of us who live "in the Company of Ferrets" can't imagine life without them.  They aren't, however, the right pet for everyone, as is obvious by the numbers that find their way to our doors.

We are housed in a private home, by appointment only, rather than a free standing building open to the public .
 

Along with programs for the ferrets, we also have support programs and education for ferret folk both new and old.  At this time we are only able to offer these programs for people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area.  Hopefully in the future we will be able to put at least some of the materials on the Web, and people from anywhere are welcome to join the F.R.O.L.I.C club to get the newsletter that has many informative articles in it. (For more information check out the club site .)  However, there is no substitute for hands on.  Ferret Support Network
 

Ferret services are of course our primary concern.  While we do take in ferrets, we are overflowing at the moment.  Ferrets while they are here with us get their distemper shots, needed surgeries and medical care (such as adrenal and insulinoma), and any nip/bite training and other rehabilitation.  Of course they also get play time, attention, shelter, food, water, toys and all that other good stuff!

Unfortunately most of the ferrets who come into our shelter become permanent residents.  Usually becase of nothing more awful than they happen to be over a year and a half of age and/or have a ferret friend that both need to go to the same home.  Please, when you are looking to adopt, consider the "older" ferrets.  They are just as loving, fun, and beautiful as young ones, and need homes too.   Pages to the information on the ferrets, adoptionfoster and sponsorship programs  , etc., are found under Shelter information

Another way to help out the shelter is to shop through iGive selecting In the Company of Ferrets as your cause!

 

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updated October 27, 2004

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