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