Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services

FURS Receives Award from the Kenneth A. Scott Trust

We are thrilled to report that Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services has received a one-year, $1,000 award from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. We submitted our proposal in April and received notice of this award in late July.

The KeyBank Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee has requested that $500 of this award be used to offset the cost of the 32 rabies vaccinations that Dr. Krupka administered to our kids on May 30.

The other $500 is to be used for critical, non-routine care, with the request that we use these funds to help as many ferrets as possible. We have decided to use this part of the award to cover the veterinary fees for Ben and Jet, our 'scabies' kids, and to defray part of the veterinary costs for Chronos, our recent adrenal/prostate/urinary tract case. Chronos is recovering very well from his recent scare and emergency surgery.

FURS extends its sincerest thanks to the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust for its generosity and for its confidence in our efforts.

FURS Email Addresses Have Been Restored!

The @ferretsunlimited.org email addresses that went down during the recent migration of our website have been restored!

If you sent a message during the last week or so and did not receive a response, or if you received a 'bounce' message, please resend your email.

We are still experiencing difficulties with our forms (surrender, adoption, foster, etc.). Please bear with us as we work to resolve this situation.

Here are our email addresses:

rescue@ferretsunlimited.org (our primary email address)

We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this transition and look forward to hearing from you!

Don't Forget! Fathead's Ferret Fest (and Other Cool Events), Coming Up!

Fast Forward to FURS Fathead's Ferret Fest!

We hope you're planning to join us at one of the this summer's coolest events at one of the coolest (in so many ways!) spots in town.

FURS Fathead's Ferret Fest 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
2:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Fathead’s Brewery and Saloon
24581 Lorain Road (corner of Lorain and Columbia)
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(Ample, free parking available)

Take a break from the late summer heat and join Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services for our first ever FerretFest! The generous folks at Fathead’s Brewery and Saloon have made their game area and patio available to us for an afternoon of great food, great beer (or something non-alcoholic, if you prefer), great prizes, and great company.

For $30.00* per person, you can:

• Feast on a variety of goodies from Fathead’s munchie menu.
• Sample Fathead’s fabulous variety of beers, brewed on site! (Tickets for two full-sized beers, or six samples included in cost of event.)
• Enjoy a game of darts (inside) and cornhole (outside, weather permitting).
• Register to win cool raffle prizes, including a 50/50 raffle and a lottery board!
• Spend the afternoon in air-conditioned comfort sharing food and fun with FURS staff and supporters.

PLEASE NOTE!!!!! You don't have to be a beer enthusiast to have a great time at the Ferret Fest! For children and for adults who choose not to imbibe, the cost is $20.00 per person (includes non-alcoholic beverages: soft drinks, coffee, iced tea, etc.).

Seating is limited! Deadline for reservations is this Sunday, August 15, 2010. (We need to advise the Fathead folks in advance of how many guests to expect.)

If you have questions or wish to reserve your spot at FerretFest 2010, contact Diane at diane@ferretsunlimited.org. Or call FURS at (216) 502-2977. Checks may be sent to: FURS/FerretFest 2010, Attention: Diane, P.O. Box 44012, Cleveland, OH 44144. We can also accept PayPal.

We’re hoping to make FURS FerretFest an annual tradition. Come join us at Fathead’s on August 22!


Also on the Special Events "menu" for fall 2010:

Wine Tasting at Vineyards
Saturday, September 25, 2010
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Vineyards Wine Merchant
6060 Broadview Road
Parma, OH 44134

Learn about the art of wine! Join us for a sampling of fine wines and enjoy light refreshments. We'll also have some great raffle prizes. Cost is $20.00 per person. Space is limited, so reserve early! if you have questions or wish to reserve your space, contact Diane at diane@ferretsunlimited.org. Or call FURS at (216) 502-2977. Checks may be mailed to FURS/Wine Tasting, P.O. Box 44012, Cleveland, OH 44144. We can also accept PayPal.

AND . . .

FURS 2nd Annual Anniversary Celebration and Open House
Early November
(Date and location to be announced)

FURS will soon be celebrating its second anniversary! We hope you'll join us for fun, food, ferrets, and fellowship! Watch for details.

Volunteer Help Needed! Help Us Migrate Our FURS Website

We are in need of a web-savvy person who can help us migrate our website to its new location and get us back up and running.


If you can help us, please contact Deb (lightfoot56@hotmail.com) and/or Crystal (ferretfreakx4@yahoo.com).

If you are interested in adopting, surrendering, or fostering, please contact us via email at the above addresses and we will respond to you as soon as we can. Or contact FURS at (216) 502-2977.

We apologize for the disruption in our services.

Ben & Jet

This is Ben and Jet... They were abandoned in a apartment in Windham OH along with an Iguana. These poor boys were living in their own feces where they contracted scabies.  They were saved and helped by 3 women. Heather, Justina, and Myself (Crystal from FURS) 

 Ben is worse off than Jet. Their poor paws and toes have thick crusty sores and are swollen with infection. When a sore falls off it bleeds. Their fur is very rough and thin and they have some teeth issues. Ben has trouble walking with his swollen feet. On July 31 2010 they were brought to Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services.  Both were taken to one of our vets Dr Brittney Dodson at http://www.avonlakeanimalclinic.com/index.php. Where Dr. Dodson checked them out and diagnosed them with Scabies.  She did a test and confirmed this diagnosis. 

Both Ben and jet have been treated with Revolution. http://www.1800petmeds.com/Revolution-prod10265.html;jsessionid=urifcQylCKUmxfGG5m0bYQ**.worker4 They are also receiving Metcam for pain and inflammation as well as Cephalexin antibiotic. These boys are very sweet and have great manners.  Both take their meds very well and LOVE their antibiotics that smells like a cream sickle.  Neither one has yet to have an accident outside the litter box!  Considering they lived in their own feces for so long I think this is awesome! Never again will they live with out a clean litter box.

Today (August 2 2010)   Ben and Jet have improved.  Although the sores are still very much still on their feet the swelling has gone down a great deal.  They both are eating and drinking well and have adapted well.  Neither one has had an accident outside the litter box.  Both boys seem happy and very greatful for their new chance at a good life.

If anyone would like to help with their vet care you can donate here. http://ferretsunlimited.org/

Or you can Participate in our on-line ferret raffle http://ferretrescueraffle.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html

 Oh and yes the Iguana found a home :)

Thank you to all!

Crystal L. Walko
Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services


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!

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