Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bring your pet for pictures with Santa!

Hello Animal lovers and friends,
Once again, "The Ferret Inn" has our own goodhearted volunteers posing as Santa and Elves at area Petsmart locations, on the dates below.

We are asking you to bring your furry, scaly or feathered friends (our helpers are very open minded) to have their picture taken with Santa. To help make this event even more fun and successful, invite friends and neighbors to bring their critters too!

The cost is $9.95, which includes a quality print and a really cute frame of your choice, The elves take take the pic, print it out, and frame it magically while you wait. "The Ferret Inn" receives $5 for every picture taken, and it is amazing what our posers put up with for a few bucks, to help raise funds for the kids at the "Inn."

So bring your pet and tell all your pet loving friends, through facebook, email, twitter, or morse code that Santa is coming to town! Hope to see you there!

December 11th
11am - 4pm
Glen Burnie Petsmart
24 Mountain Road
Glen Burnie MD 21060

December 17th
11am - 4pm
Laurel Petsmart
13600 Baltimore Ave
Laurel MD 20707

Gratefully yours, Nancy Wilson, Director - The Ferret Inn

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Huge Thanks To Girl Scout Troop 2108 !!

Thank you Girl Scout Troop 2108!

Howard county 8th and 9th graders decided they would like to include an animal related project that would be the last step in acquiring their “Silver Award “. After doing a bit of research on ferrets, they chose “The Ferret Inn”.

The girls, 5 in total, spent several days volunteering in the shelter cleaning up after, and getting to know what “ferrets “ are all about.

In addition to educating church members and classmates with Ferret Education Days, the girls sold baked goods for a fundraiser, and purchased much needed supplies and a 30 lb. bag of Zupreem with the proceeds!!

They also made dozens of adorable Faux fur ferret bookmarkers for us to sell. Glue a mini magnet to the back and you have a one of a kind ferret fridge magnet!

The final piece of the project was a huge hit with the ferrets. Cardboard Castles made with tubes, tunnels and nesting boxes. We filled them with peanuts, and cuddly blankets and they serve as a playground with built in hidey-holes to stash their treasures in.

Thanks to the girls and the moms who accompanied them for a job well done.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Massages for Mustelids" Was a Big Hit!

The Ferret Inn would like to give a big THANK YOU to Jean Hurley-Gardner, a friend of the shelter and licensed massage therapist. For the month of July she came up with a fundraising idea, “Massages for Mustelids.” She donated the tips she earned for the month from The Healing Path in Federal Hill, where she works as a massage therapist. Jean also has an in-home office in Curtis Bay and donated all of her income from her private practice as well. Jean said that, thanks to many ferret-friendly clients who booked in July to support her cause, the typically slow month was very busy. In all, she donated $1600.00!! This proves what one person with a great idea and a huge heart can do. Thank you Jean, from all of the Kids at the “Inn”!! Please help us say thanks to Jean by booking your next massage with her, or if you have always wanted to get one, now is the time!!!

Jean is proudly owned by 9 furr kids, and if you book with her at her home office, you just may hear a pitter-patter on her hardwood floor, which she says some of her clients look forward to. Given the response, Jean is considering this being an annual event!!

You can contact Jean at 410-637-3760

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Winner of the Owl Bedding Set!!

Congratulations to the winners of the Owl bedding set:

Lizzy and Chris who adopted Tika and Spirit from the Inn!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

EXTENDED!! Support the Shelter and have a chance to win!

We have extended this till the end of July! 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the shelter and the 'kids'.
Thank you!

Whooooooo's looking for some fun bedding?!?

Want a chance to win some awesome new bedding for your own fur kids (or grandkids), while helping us take care of the 'kids' at The Inn?

This brightly colored unisex owl print is just what your cage needs to bring the outside in. This set includes a barrel and den made by, and a snuggly oversized hammie and padded sleep sack made and donated by Lisa O.

From now until July 31st, you have a chance to win this great bedding set! Donate $5 to The Ferret Inn for 10 chances, $10 for 20 chances or $20 for 40 chances to win. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the shelter.

Please use the new Google Checkout!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Garage Gang Update!

Hello Friends of the Inn,

The good news is that Buddy has had his surgery last week , and is recovering nicely.
We wanted to wait for the biopsy report before we posted an update. Unfortunately, he does have lymphosarcoma.
We have decided to follow a treatment plan that has proven beneficial in two of our other ferrets at the "Inn" who had the same diagnosis.
This will be a long term protocol needing a CBC every two of weeks, and if his blood work looks good, he will receive the chemo drug Cytoxin. In addition he will need radiographs, b12 injections for support , etc.
We are hopeful that he will tolerate the treatments well.
The other 3 members of the Garage Gang are thriving and enjoying their new found freedom and enrichment provided by the rice boxes, ball boxes , miles of tubes and tunnels, and most of all, the peanuts!!!
We are grateful for those who have come forward to help with the Garage Gang's initial work-up.
However, we still need help with Buddy's surgery cost and treatment. His surgery was 330.00 including the biopsy and his monthly medical expenses will average to 150.00 on the conservative side. We are hoping to raise an addition $800.00, to cover surgery and 3 months of treatment for starters.
We have a great Owl themed four piece bedding set on our blog and face book.
What a great way to help out Buddy and have a chance at a cool bedding set!!