. . ., quarter, dollar, some quality ferret food, litter, cleaning supplies?
You get the idea.
Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services is very much in need of your support heading into the end of this year and moving forward into the future.
Like all of us, this stubborn and uncertain economy has hit us very hard. Adoptions are down, and donations are very slow right now. The two items that we wish would go down -- the number of surrender applications we are receiving and the amount of our veterinary bills -- are headed the other way. Big-time. There's never a shortage of ferrets needing love, care, and a forever home.
We are not too proud to say that we are hurting! And, so are our kids.
As a result of our current situation, we cannot take in any more surrenders at this time, and our waiting list for surrenders is doubtlessly going to increase. We will be doing our best to rehome ferrets into new families without bringing the ferrets into the rescue and/or working with other ferret rescue organizations who may be able to take them. We will continue to monitor potential surrenders and to accept surrender applications. And, as is our policy, we will assign priority to strays and turn-ins from humane societies and local animal control offices.
But, our inn is very full right now, and it would be irresponsible of us to continue to take in ferrets for which we can't adequately care. Agonizing though it may be, this is the reality we are facing.
As if this weren't enough of a challenge, our fearless intake coordinator, Crystal Walko, is having surgery at the beginning of November! Since most of our FURS kids are housed at Crystal's, we have to add temporary quarters for many of her ferrets to our wish list! Crystal will be off her feet for 6 to 8 weeks following her surgery, so all of us - ferts and humans alike - will be missing her efforts.
SO . . . .
You've read our tale of woe. Can you help?
Absolutely. You can, and you have in the past. Please, please look into your hearts and give what you can to help us continue our work of rescuing, caring for, and finding homes for the wonderful ferrets who come to us.
Cash donations are always welcome. We accept cash, checks, and donations via PayPal.
If you would like to donate directly to our vet accounts, you may do so. Please be sure to indicate that you would like your donation to go to Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services at:
Avon Lake Animal Clinic
124 Miller Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Dr. Frank Krupka
Dr. Brittany Dodson
MetroPet Veterinary Clinic
Rocky River Drive
Berea, OH 44017
Dr. Alice Toriello
Donations of food, litter, and cleaning supplies are always welcome! If you are a coupon clipper, we'll take those, too!
Totally Ferret (any variety)
Path Valley Farms
Buffalo Blue (cat)
Wellness Core (cat)
Any quality ferret or kitten formula
High protein cat food
Hardwood wood stove pellets
Puppy training pads
SPONSOR! Can't adopt? Consider sponsoring one or more of our fur kids. Your sponsored ferret can be one of our adoptables or a special-needs kid. Select a ferret and the amount you'd like to send us monthly, and we'll keep you connected.
FOSTER! We are always looking for ferret-knowledgeable foster homes. Contact us if you are interested.
We are all so grateful for the love, concern, and care that you continally show to the ferrets who come to us. Thank you so much for supporting our efforts. We want to be doing this long into the future - or, at least, until there are no more homeless, abused, and/or abandoned ferrets. Until that happens, we hope you will continue to share our journey. Many, many thanks from all of us.
Please help support the ferrets in our care! We are a 501(c)(3) charity and can accept your tax-deductible donations online via PayPal. It's quick and easy and you can make a donation of any amount with your credit card, check card, or personal check! Every dollar helps a ferret in need!