Ferrets Who Found Homes in 2005

The following are the ferrets who passed through the Cascade Ferret Network and found homes in 2005!

Name: Kit-kat SPONSOR Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: sable
Arrived: October 27, 2002
Kit-kat was purchased from Petco as a kit, and was relinquished because of a lack of interest in making time to give her attention and care for her. She is playful and gets along well with other ferrets, but is on long term medication for insulinoma. Kit-kat is from Triple F.

Kit-kat has moved into a foster home and lives with her extended family of former CFN ferrets. While she is virtually a pet, CFN still pays for her medications.

At 3:00 on the morning of December 24 Kit-kat began to have violent seizures from insulinoma. She had been showing more and more signs of her low blood sugar condition, but we had always been able to pull her back with a little corn syrup and A/D soup, and a recent increase in her medications seemed to help. On this morning there was no pulling her out, and we could not leave her to suffer, and so we took her to an emergency vet clinic (Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic -- they were very nice and ferret knowledgeable) and helped her over the Rainbow Bridge. Kit-kat was loved by us and her cage mates, and we all miss her sweet and gentle presence.

Name: Quincy Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: light sable
Arrived: November 27, 2005
Placed: December 15, 2005
Quincy was a stray found wondering and never claimed, but this adorable guy didn't stay homeless for long. He is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Baxter Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: chocolate
Arrived: November 26, 2005
Placed: December 11, 2005
Baxter was found wondering and never claimed. He is from Marshall Farms.

Name: Ricochet sponsored Sex: M Age: 3.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: August 13, 2002
Ricochet's owner left him in the care of a relative for one week, but after 2 months the owner had not returned or contacted them to reclaim his pet. When the caretakers noticed he was going bald, they took him to a vet that luckily diagnosed Ricochet correctly as having adrenal disease. This was too much for the caretakers to deal with, so Ricochet was turned over to CFN. They told us that he loves going outside and playing with kids. Currently he does not tolerate other ferrets, but he may be less aggressive after adrenal surgery. Ricochet is from Marshall Farms.

Latest update for Ricochet.

Ricochet passed away on November 27 in the arms of his foster-parent. We'll all miss this spunky little boy's enthusiasm and youthful spirit.

Name: Elliot (aka Cuddles) sponsored Sex: M Age: 2.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: August 29, 2005
Placed: November 13, 2005
Elliot was found by a wonderful women who kept him for 5 days trying to find his owner. After no one responded to her posters and advertisement in the paper, she turned "Cuddles" over to CFN to find him a new home. "Cuddles"' savior even decided to sponsor her charge to help pay for his ADV testing and vaccinations to get him prepared for adoption. Elliot is a beautiful sable, with butter-colored guard hairs around his neck. He arrived with several fleas which were soon rid of after a nice bath. His right front canine is broken almost to the root and should be removed. Elliot is eating and drinking up a storm and he loves going through all the tubes at his foster home and being tickled while he is out. Elliot is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Enya Sex: F Age: 6 months Color: blaze
Arrived: October 23, 2005
Placed: November 11, 2005
Enya was found wondering the parking lot of an apartment complex that doesn't allow pets. No one has claimed this adorable blaze sprite. Enya appears to be about 6 months old and deaf. She doesn't have any tattoos so we don't know her origin.
Name: Lita Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: sable roan
Arrived: July 27, 2005
Placed: October 30, 2005
Lita is a sweet one year old sprite that needs to find a new home because her owner is moving to California where ferrets are illegal to have as pets. Lita has been around cats and kids (and is currently having a great time playing with her foster parent's cat). She has not been around other ferrets. Lita is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Pluto sponsored Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable mitt
Arrived: November 2, 2002
Even though Pluto arrived separately from Twizler and Kit-kat, we found out that they had been cage-mates previously. Pluto's last owner had them 2 months and they were acquired from a family friend. He was relinquished because he "required too much attention". Pluto has cataracts and is not friendly to other ferrets so we want to make sure he goes to a home where he would get a lot of attention. Pluto and Kit-kat are regulars at Petsmart adoption sessions. Pluto does not have any tattoos to indicate his place of origin

Although they have been adopted, Kit-kat and Twizler still visit Pluto each day at play time.

Pluto died peacefully in late October in his foster home. His friend, Kit-kat, was with him until the end.

Name: Billy Sex: M Age: 8 months Color: dark eyed white
Name: Crystal Sex: F Age: 8 months Color: dark sable
Arrived: October 13, 2005
Placed: October 16, 2005
Name: Io SPONSOR Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: silver
Arrived: 2001
Placed: October 10, 2005
Another gorgeous girl built like a brick house from a less than responsible local breeder. Io loves to play, but you have to be quick to not come into contact with her teeth. She doesn't tolerate other ferrets. Io is in line with the other jills to get spayed.

Latest update for Io.

Io was adopted by her long time foster parent!

Name: Zoey Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: cinnamon
Arrived: January 9, 2005
Placed: October 10, 2005
Zoey was a stray found by her previous owners who kept her for about a year before they decided she no longer fit into their lives. She is very sparsely furred but makes up for it by giving copious kisses to humans. Zoey has symptoms of adrenal disease, so she may need surgery in the near future. She lived in a household with children, cats and dogs. Zoey is from Marshall Farms.

Zoey had her adrenal surgery and has recovered well. We are hoping for new fur growth to show up anytime.

Name: Midge sponsored Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: sable
Arrived: July 13, 2004
Arrived: October 2, 2005
Midge is just a smidgen of a ferret. She was found as a stray and the people that found her wanted to keep her, but they were unable to get her to eat anything but cereal. They knew that wasn't the right thing to do and after 2 months of trying they were so worried about how thin she was that they decided to turn Midge over to CFN. Midge weighed less than a pound when she arrived, but she has gained almost 100 grams after several days of digging into a prescription diet most ferrets love. She is still not very active which is a concern, no real play behavior, and she also has the classic hair loss pattern of adrenal disease. Midge will be evaluated for surgery after she has attained a normal weight. Midge is from Marshall Farms.

Midge is doing so well no one would recognize her as the same frail lifeless sprite that she arrived as. Now she is plump and is very playful. She especially enjoys going through tubes and would love to play with other ferrets. She is in a foster home where she has other ferrets to interact with, but they aren't up to her energy level.

Midge was adopted by her devoted foster parents!

Name: Zella sponsored Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: silver panda
Arrived: 2001
Zella is a beautiful fluffy jill from a local breeder who isn't willing to take on the responsibility for the animals they have brought into the world for their personal enjoyment and profit. Zella has gotten rid of the fleas and ear mites she arrived with, but still needs to be spayed. She does not like other ferrets and needs some work in the nipping department.

Latest update for Zella.

Zella died September 16th in the arms of her foster mom after a long struggle with Insulinoma. When she first arrived, Zella would bite hard and often, but over time she became tolerant of people, and liked to hand wrestle with wild abandon. I personally loved to hold her up against me and feel her shove against me with her legs in a push-push move that was distinctly Zella. Zella had a very strong personality, and she will be acutely missed by the many volunteers who knew her.

Name: Ophelia Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: sable
Arrived: August 9, 2005
Placed: September 9, 2005
Ophelia is an adorable, good natured youngster who likes other ferrets a lot! She was a bit skittish around people at first, but is willing to learn to trust them. Since she was found as a stray, there is no history on her, but the feeling is that she may have been roughly handled, possibly by children. She is quick and inquisitive, and likes to climb everything in sight. Very ferrety! Ophelia is about one to one and a half years, and is from Marshall Farms. She would be a great ferret for a first-time adopter, or would make a nice addition to an existing ferret home.
Name: Hufflepuff Sex: M Age: 1.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: August 1, 2005
Placed: September 9, 2005
Hufflepuff's rescuer was thrilled to find out she hadn't squished him after he ran directly under her vehicle as she drove down a busy street in Vancouver, WA one evening. Lucky for Hufflepuff she was familiar with ferrets and was able to get him safely to her home where she tried for a week to find his owner. No one seems to be trying to find Hufflepuff though. He arrived heavily infested with horrible fleas and has large scabs between his shoulders from scratching at the parasites. Hufflepuff is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Albus Dumbledore Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: albino
Arrived: July 29, 2005
Placed: September 2, 2005
Albus (Latin for "white") is a gorgeous, huggy, kissy boy that was acquired at Petco by a teenager and subsequently neglected (an all too common story). Albus has been around kids. He is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Remus Lupin Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: black silver mitt
Arrived: July 20, 2005
Placed: August 24, 2005
Lupin was turned in to Multnomah County Animal Services as a stray and he was never claimed by anyone. He is a big beautiful bundle of joy. He arrived with ear mites, but otherwise he is a perfect gib that loves to play with humans and other ferrets. Lupin is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Atticus Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: sable
Arrived: July 20, 2005
Placed: August 17, 2005
Atticus was found as a stray and never claimed. He is "a cute bundle of joy" and loves to be carried around and played with by humans. Atticus has cute white toes and a bib. He is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Spunky sponsored Sex: F Age: 6.5 years Color: dark sable
Arrived: 1999, Returned: June 9, 2004
Died: August 11, 2005
Spunky was adopted in 1999 at 6 months of age and has sadly returned because her owner had to move to California to live with her parents because of a health issue. Spunky is still an active and happy girl, despite her age and being placed back in the shelter after 6 years of home life.

Latest update for Spunky.

Spunky died after a long struggle with bowel issues. Spunky remained active well into old age, and we all miss her playful spirit and gentle personality.

Original entry:
Spunky was found wandering through the parking lot of an apartment building and was taken care of by a family of good Samaritans for a month while they searching for her owner. When no one claimed her, her caretakers tearfully turned her over to the Cascade Ferret Network because they were not allowed to keep pets where they lived. This adorable girl looks like a little mink, but has a very sweet and gentle disposition. She loves playing with humans and recently learned that other ferrets are really fun too.

Name: Petree sponsored Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: cinnamon
Arrived: May 7, 2004
Died: August 10, 2005
Petree was rescued from a neglectful home by a couple of ferret enthusiasts. He had been raised on dog food and was extremely skinny and had very loose stool. They took him to the vet and hand fed him, but were unable to improve his weight or stools. Petree was also very inactive and not interested in interacting with their other ferrets. They brought Petree to us to see if we could help him. Petree only weighed a pound when we got him, had a horrible infestation of ear mites, and was extremely dehydrated, but he has responded to treatment with fluids, antibiotics and hand feeding. Petree still isn't very active, but we are hoping that will improve soon as well. Petree is from Marshall Farms.

Latest update for Petree.

Petree died in August after a long struggle with bowel issues: we'll miss this sweet little boy.

Name: Amaretto SPONSOR Sex: F Age: 4.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: 2001
Amaretto is a mature jill that isn't shy about throwing a temper tantrum when she wants out of her cage. Amaretto, along with all the other retired breeders, have never had a real home before. Unfortunately she is not willing to share her living arrangements with other ferrets. Amaretto is the mother of Daria.

An update for Amaretto.

Amaretto's foster parent lost her Best Friend on July 29th after a long struggle with lymphoma and heart disease. Amaretto was sometimes known affectionately as "tank girl" because of her chunkiness and her determined spirit. Her defiant personality will be sorely missed.

Name: Billy Jean Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: cinnamon
Name: Bobbi Sue sponsored Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: dark sable
Arrived: 2002
These girls lived an unusual life aboard a boat docked at Hayden Island. Billy Jean and Bobbi Sue's owner has had them since they were kits, but was forced to give them up when he was evicted from his home. They both seem to get along with other ferrets. Bobbi Sue and Billy Jean are from Marshall Farms.

Billy Jean died in November of 2003.

Bobbi Sue is thriving in her foster home along with her foster siblings Eowyn and Willow, plus her extended ferret family (all former CFN ferrets).

An update for Bobbie Sue.

Bobbie Sue was helped over the rainbow bridge on July 27, 2005 after a long battle with insulinoma. Willow, Hermione, Chantilly, Twizler, Kit-kat and their human counterparts miss her.

Name: Eowyn sponsored Sex: F Age: 2.5 years Color: cinnamon
Arrived: February 24, 2004
Eowyn was lucky to be found by a wonderful and caring couple who were so worried about her condition that they rushed her over to the shelter even though it was after 10 pm. In the short time they had her, she had already stolen their hearts and they would have loved to keep her, but knew a ferret was not a match for their lifestyle. Eowyn was a bit thin and had some tar-like substance stuck to her feet and fur, but gladly ate some cat food which her saviors were relieved to see. Eowyn is very shy and still hasn't come out of her shell and really played like a normal ferret. She does seem to have some problem with her hindquarters either from muscle atrophy or a past injury that causes her to walk funny. Eowyn is from Marshall Farms.

Eowyn is doing well in her foster home along with her foster siblings Bobbi Sue and Willow, plus her extended ferret family (all former CFN ferrets). Eowyn is having trouble with a skin condition that makes her scratch a lot, and as such her coat is a bit patchy right now, but she is on medication for this problem.

Eowyn died on July 21st after a long struggle with lymphoma. Her foster parents and ferret play mates miss her.

Name: Kiki Sex: F Age: 2.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: July 8, 2005
Kiki is bald with a slightly swollen vulva, classic symptoms of adrenal disease. When her new owners found out about the need and cost for surgery they left Kiki at the vet to be euthanized. Kiki is not past middle age, what a tragedy. I'm sure many ferrets face this end to their lives because most people that get ferrets don't realize how common it is for them to have expensive veterinary problems, don't get a ferret unless you can afford to provide that care! Kiki will get surgery and a chance to find an educated new home to spend the second half of her life. Kiki is from Marshall Farms.

Kiki died just after surgery because of a pre-existing but undetected health issue.

Name: Forrest Gump SPONSOR Sex: M Age: 6 years Color: sable
Arrived: March 24, 2005
Forrest Gump got his name from his foster caretaker because he literally runs everywhere. He was surrendered because his owners no longer wanted to make the time to give him attention. Gump is showing symptoms of adrenal disease such as bald patches and coarse fur. He is very sweet and gives selective kisses. Gump is from Marshall Farms.

Gump died on July 14th after undergoing bilateral adrenal surgery. We all miss this sweet little man.

Name: Rufus Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: chocolate
Name: Foxy Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: chocolate
Arrived: June 16, 2005
Placed: June 26, 2005
Rufus and Foxy came to CFN because of a rental issue. They have been owned by the same family since they were purchased from Scamps pet store. They have lived with kids. Rufus and Foxy are beautiful ferrets and seem very good natured. Rufus is from Marshall Farms and Foxy is from a breeder we have been told is called Triple H.
Name: Weasley Sex: M Age: 2.5 years Color: silver mitt
Name: Veela Sex: F Age: 2.5 years Color: silver mitt
Arrived: 2000
Weasley and Veela just arrived from California and are quite unsure about their situation. Weasley is a cautious, but gentle boy, while Veela is beautiful, but very frightened and bites. We're looking for a good foster home for these kids where they can recover with lots of TLC before finding a permanent home.

Update: these kids are flourishing in their foster home (in Astoria, so we need a lot of advance notice if you want to meet them) and would make great ferrets for any family! while Weasley is quite sweet, Veela is still getting used to human interaction.

Weasley passed away in May 2002 after a prolonged struggle with a serious illness.

Veela had adrenal surgery in the last year, but is now bald again. More important than being bald is that she has mysteriously started to have problems with her hindquarters. She is now paralyzed and her bladder has to be manually expressed by her foster parent. She doesn't seem to be in pain and is still in good spirits with a good appetite. Cancer is suspected as the cause of the paralysis, but has not been proved.

Veela died in the arms of her devoted foster parent on June 10th after a progressive series of health problems

Name: Bumper Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: silver
Arrived: June 18, 2005
Placed: July 2, 2005
Bumper was lucky enough to be spotted by an on duty police officer while she was running down the highway dodging cars (hence the name) at five in the morning. She was in sorry shape, but uninjured. Bumper's rescuer reported that Bumper was skin and bones and loaded with fleas. In the week Bumper stayed with the officer she gained weight, got rid of the fleas and ferreted her way into the officer's heart. The officer decided she could not keep Bumper because she rescues boarder collies. Bumper is a beauty with a wonderful personality. She is from Marshall Farms
Name: Sunshine Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: blaze
Arrived: May 17, 2005
Placed: July 2, 2005
Sunshine is a beautiful sprite that needs adrenal surgery. She looks like she would be a blaze if she had all of her fur. She came to us from a young couple who were not responsible enough to plan for the eventuality of needing to provide adrenal surgery for their pet. They could not afford to give her the veterinary care she needs. They also moved across the country and left her behind with a parent, a very typical scenario. Sunshine has lived with other ferrets but is intimidated by rough housing. She has lived with dogs and cats and is fine with kids. Sunshine is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Gizmo sponsored Sex: M Age: 2.5 years Color: dark silver mitt
Arrived: 2000
Placed: July 6, 2005
Gizmo was found as a unnuetered stray in Medford and was transported north to find a new home. He was adopted about a year ago as a friend for Hillary, another shelter ferret that had been adopted previously. Gizmo is pretty small for a male, but he makes up for his size with attitude. Gizmo has not been descented.

Latest update for Gizmo.

Name: Lindsey sponsored Sex: F Age: 6 years Color: sable
Arrived: August 2, 2004
Lindsey was rescued from a life of neglect. She was left in a cage in the backyard without proper shelter from the weather and often without food or water. She was very thin and almost totally bald upon arrival, but had an excellent appetite and was soon no longer a walking skeleton. It appears she is even getting in some peach fuzz in some of her bald spots. Lindsey is in a foster home where she enjoys begging for the attention of her foster parent and interacting with the other friendly ferrets in the household. Lindsey is from Marshall Farms.

Lindsey is in a foster home and is barely recognizable as the ferret that was bald and seemed barely alive upon her arrival. She is plump and has a full coat of hair. She does not really enjoy the company of other ferrets and still does not exhibit the typical carefree joyful ferret dance of joy, but loves to be cuddled by her foster parent.

Near the end of June Lindsey passed away in the arms of her foster parent. Lindsey had respiratory issues that did not respond to treatment and were unable to diagnose before her death. A thorough necropsy found she died of a rare fungal infestation of her respiratory tract.

Name: Marmot Sex: M Age: 3 months Color: sable
Arrived: May 2, 2005
Placed: June 19, 2005
Marmot was purchased on a whim from Scamps pet store by an immature 18 year old who stopped caring for him within a week or two of brining him home. The rest of the family was becoming attached to the adorable little guy, but knew they weren't prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for him properly, so they turned him over to CFN to find a new home. Marmot is very clumsy and extremely energetic: a comical combination to watch. He still makes a lot of whiny baby sounds when he doesn't like what the humans are doing. He also still nurses on a little stuffed duck that came with him. Marmot is from a breeder we have been told is called Triple H.

A long time CFN supporter took both Marmot and Tulip home.

Name: Tulip Sex: F Age: 1.5 years Color: silver mitt
Arrived: May 28, 2005
Placed: June 19, 2005
After being rescued from some little boys who were hiding her in the bushes in a tiny, dirty smelly cage (with no food or water bottle), Tulip was turned over to CFN by the good Samaritan who saved her. Tulip is an exceptional ferret! Her hearing and sense of smell are very keen, and her big black eyes and black button nose are just too cute for her own good. She loves to play, and bursts into dooks and dances for no particular reason, as good ferrets do. She is gentle as she interacts in play, and will likely be a great companion for other young ferrets; ideally her new forever family will have lots of time to spend with her, because she has the potential to be an outstanding special ferret! Tulip is from Marshall Farms.

A long time CFN supporter took both Tulip and Marmot home.

Name: Barret Sex: M Age: 9 months Color: sable
Found a home: May
Barret is looking for a new home because his former owners got frustrated with his digging behavior. He is currently living with some other ferrets in a temporary home and has been around cats. He is reported to be well toilet trained and gentle. He has not had any vet care and still needs his full series of distemper vaccines. He is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Jinx Sex: F Age: 1.5 years Color: sable mitt
Name: Minx Sex: F Age: 1.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: 2001
placed: may 12, 2005
These scamps are always ready for action and are very entertaining to watch play! They were given up by their owner because of housing conflicts and lack of time. Jinx and Minx are a little on the feisty side as far as attitude goes and need to go to a home that is not intimidated by their roughhousing. They seem to get along with other ferrets. The girls don't have any tattoos, but were purchased from Petco and are spayed and descented.

Jinx and Minx were adopted by their long-time foster parent.

Name: China Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: dark-eyed white
Name: Minnie Mouse Sex: F Age: 3.5 year Color: sable
Arrived: June 10, 2003, Placed: July, 2003, Returned: January, 2005
Placed: May 8, 2005
China and Minnie were part of a group of five that were reluctantly given up to prevent eviction of their owner. They have been very pampered and were used to the good life. China and Minnie were lucky to get adopted into a home where they will be totally spoiled and catered to for the rest of their lives (and have cool new names). They were purchased at Petco and come from Marshall Farms.

China and Minnie were adopted to a wonderful home nearby in mid 2003, but one of China and Minnie's owners developed severe allergies that actually caused scar tissue in her lungs. She has been forced to not only return these two darling girls, but move to the arid southwest for health reasons.

Note that China's and Minnie's ages have been adjusted to reflect their age in January 2005.

Name: Gilligan Sex: M Age: 4.5 years Color: silver mitt
Arrived: January 9, 2005
Placed: May 1, 2005
This business of ferrets had to be given up because their owner is going to Iraq. Gilligan was adopted from CFN in 200 as a 4 month old unneutered stray (since neutered). Gilligan gets along with the others in the home but has not been friendly to new ferrets he has met. Their former owner felt that Annie and Baby should stay together, and he told CFN that they are both deaf. We also want to keep Buffalo Girl and Booboo together. They are all very active and have beautiful coats, except for Annie who has a bare butt, and so may need adrenal surgery. All of them except Gilligan are from Marshall Farms.
Name: Twizler sponsored Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: sable
Name: Kit-kat Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: sable
Arrived: October 27, 2002
Placed (Kit-kat): April 30, 2005
Placed (Twizler): August 7, 2005
Twizler and Kit-kat were purchased from Petco as kits, and they were relinquished because of a lack of interest in making time to give them attention and care for them. These guys are playful and get along well with other ferrets. Pluto's last owner had them 2 months and they were acquired from a family friend. He was relinquished because he "required too much attention". Twizler or Kit-kat could go to a new home as long as there is a ferret companion for them. Twizler and Kit-kat have both recently started medication for low blood sugar. Pluto and Kit-kat are regulars at Petsmart adoption sessions, but Twizler can a little bit nippy sometimes, especially with men. Twizler and Kit-kat are from Triple F.

Kit-kat and Twizler have moved in with the CFN coordinator's pets, and have been officially adopted. They still visit Pluto each day downstairs in the central facility.

Name: Ajax Sex: M Age: 7 months Color: sable
Arrived: April 6, 2005
Placed: April 23, 2005
This youngster was purchased from Scamps as a companion for a family member with a debilitating disease. Ajax proved to be too much for the person to deal with and therefore needs to find a new home. Ajax is a handsome healthy gib with no tattoos, but Scamps stores are reportedly getting their ferrets from a source called Triple H, which we know nothing about. Ajax is a typical young ferret: happy and ready to play with anything or anybody at anytime.
Name: Mulligan Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: cinnamon
Arrived: March 3, 2005
Placed: April 11, 2005
Mulligan is a wonderfully gentle young gib that loves other ferrets and people. Mulligan has had two homes already in his short life. His current owners were unable to keep him when they had to move. Mulligan got along well with cats and dogs in his previous home. Mulligan is from Marshall Farms.

Mulligan went to a home that already had lots of other ferret friends from the CFN.

Name: Ione sponsored Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: sable
Arrived: November 30, 2004
Placed: April 8, 2004
Ione was a stray found under a bench in the park blocks of southwest Portland. The Good Samaritan that found her was worried when she wasn't eating and playing like a normal ferret and called CFN for help. Ione is a beautiful young ferret and at first we though she just needed some time and the right food to recover from her adventure, but in a few days it was evident that she had more serious health issues. Ione showed increasing neurological problems with balance and motor movements, she also refused to eat. After a trip to vet for an exam and blood tests we found out she had a fever, an abnormally high heart rate, and was anemic. Antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs have not done any good and she is scheduled for a bone marrow biopsy to see if that can tell us more about how we can help her. Ione is from Marshall Farms

The bone marrow biopsy didn't go well and no sample was obtained. Unfortunately, the procedure caused some kind of injury to the hind leg the biopsy was going to be taken from. It took many weeks, but she is finally using the leg again. Ione continues to improve, she doesn't have a fever anymore and her heart rate has decreased to a normal rate. We still don't know what caused her to have the problems she did, but she continues to improve on her own, although she is still not eating enough kibble on her own so is getting supplemental feedings of a/d soup several times per day. She loves other ferrets and only began acting like a normal ferret after she was allowed to play with other ferrets.

Ione was placed with Becket in a wonderful home up in Washington.

Name: Becket Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: sable
Arrived: December 17, 2004
Placed: April 8, 2004
Beckett's second owner had her only a few months before she was abandoned when her owner moved to another state. She has been around very young children and did well with them. Unfortunately Beckett has been fed a very poor quality cat food and her coat is in bad shape. She isn't too keen on the idea of switching to better food, picking out all the bad stuff mixed in with the good stuff. Beckett is from Marshall Farms.

Beckett is eating good quality food, has grown in new fur, gained weight and is more playful than when she arrived. She has started to give kisses and chuckle and loves to be with other gentle ferrets (no rough housing please).

Beckett was placed with Ione in a wonderful home up in Washington.


Name: Hattie sponsored Sex: F Age: 6 years Color: sable
Arrived: September 6, 2002
Died: April 3, 2005
Hattie was purchased in New York and lived with her family all of her life. Then the miracle of childbirth occurred in her house, and Hattie was disposed of like garbage. Honestly, the number of people who think having a child gives them carte blanc to be completely irresponsible in every other aspect of life never ceases to amaze us.

Hattie is a very affectionate ferret who gives lots of kisses, gets along with other ferrets who are nice to her, and gets along with cats, dogs and even kids!

Latest update for Hattie.

Hattie passed away in the arms of her loving foster parent on April 3rd, 2005.

Name: Gabby Sex: F Age: 4.5 years Color: silver mitt with bib
Available: January 15, 2005
Placed: March 20, 2005
Gabby is currently living in Astoria with her family and cage-mate Jeb. Jeb is not going to live much longer and Gabby's owners want her to have another ferret companion, but don't want to get another ferrets so they are hoping to find her a new home with a buddy. Gabby is very friendly with cats and dogs and absolutely loves people and has never bitten anyone. She used to go to visit a school every year so the kids could see what a ferret looked like and how they behaved. Gabby comes when called and is "sort of" leash trained, but is not the best about using the litter box. She doesn't chew on cords or anything else except fleece animals with squeakers in them (she tears the squeakers out). She is a light gray with a white bib and white front feet with really dark burgundy eyes (not red ones). Her owner states "If someone adopts her, I know they will be calling me telling me that she is the best ferret they have ever owned." If you think you could give Gabby a good home and have a friendly ferret companion for her, please contact CFN to find out more about adopting her.

Gabby finally found the perfect new home. Her new owners came all the way from the Tacoma area to meet her in Astoria. Gabby got along with their older ferrets and will be spoiled for the rest of her life.

Name: Mirth Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: cinnamon
Arrived: August 2, 2004
Placed: March 15, 2005
Mirth had a dull lifeless look in her eyes when she arrived. She was infested with fleas, so unfortunately her first activity was a long bath to eliminate the little monsters. She was soon polishing off an entire bowl of food everyday and was thrilled to get a chance to dance and play. Mirth's first encounters with other ferrets haven't gone well: she was on the offensive, but not aggressive enough to entirely rule out the possibility of ferret friends in the future. Mirth is from Marshall Farms.

Mirth has decided other ferrets are very fun to play with and would do great in a home with an established ferret family.

Mirth has gone home with Fritz, her former shelter playmate.

Name: Kewpie Sex: F Age: 9 weeks Color: dark-eyed white
Arrived: February 8, 2005
Placed: February 27, 2005
Kewpie was a tiny terrified little kit all by herself in more than one way. She had no ferret companions for comfort and she was also deaf. Kewpie had been removed from her mother before the recommended age of weaning and sent across the country to Seattle with lots of other baby ferrets. Within days she was separated from all the other babies and sent to a pet store in Woodburn. It is not hard to understand why Kewpie attacked anything that came near her. Rather than return her to Marshall Farms, the pet store was willing to turn her over to a shelter and get a refund. Once she arrived, it didn't take long for Kewpie to realize she was among people that loved her. She immediately went to a foster home where she was lavished with attention, lots of handling, and lots of ferretone. She never even had to be taught not to bite. Kewpie went from 380 to 530 grams in about 2 weeks and grew even larger in the hearts of her foster caretakers. Kewpie is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Percy Sex: M Age: 2.5 years Color: silver
Name: Mungus Sex: M Age: 1.5 years Color: sable mitt
Arrived: November 13, 2004
Placed: February, 2005
Mungus and Percy were left to "fend for themselves" at a vacant farm house along with two cats. A Good Samaritan who lives nearby rescued them and brought them to CFN to find a new home. Percy is a little thin, but they have both been hitting the food bowl hard and now Mungus is a huge hunk with a gorgeous soft coat. Percy has golden fur mixed with black and an adorable completely black nose. Mungus has cute white mitts, bib and a narrow stripe on his head, and he also has a kind of odd face in that his eyes are not the same size. He may be a little slow mentally as well, or maybe it is just the extra weight, but he is very mellow and hugable, while Percy is very active and talkative -- both get along well with other ferrets. They are being treated for ear mites. Mungus is from Marshall Farms. Percy does not have any tattoos to indicate where he is from.
Name: Loki sponsored Sex: M Age: 2.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: 2001
Died: February 12, 2005
Loki is a very talkative guy who knows how to have fun even in a pet carrier. He doesn't mind being held and even though he doesn't give kisses with his tongue he will give you "Eskimo" kisses with his nose. Loki has been in two homes so far, his most recent owners decided to find him a new home when the kids in the family lost interest in him and were not giving him enough attention. He is pretty scruffy looking right now because he needs adrenal surgery. Loki is from Marshall Farms.

Loki died mid February, and is missed by his former cage-mate Zima, his foster parent and all the volunteers who he gave kisses to so freely

Name: Ruby Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: albino
Arrived: December 19, 2004
Placed: February 5, 2005
Ruby's second owner bought her from someone that was moving across the country. She noticed that Ruby had a swollen vulva at that time, and since she was an educated owner, she knew Ruby needed vet care. Ruby had surgery to remove her left adrenal gland in September. She recovered from the surgery and her vulva swelling gradually disappeared. Unfortunately a couple weeks ago the swelling reappeared even larger than before. The swelling was also associated with a drastic change in behavior. Ruby was now biting the owner's daughter and having problems getting along with her cage-mate. Ruby's owner felt she had no choice but to relinquish her to a shelter and hope she would have a better life. Ruby will have a second adrenal surgery, which may or may not fix her condition and behavior issues. Ruby is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Buffalo Girl Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: sable
Name: Booboo Sex: F Age: 5 years Color: sable
Arrived: January 9, 2005
Placed: February 1, 2005
This business of ferrets had to be given up because their owner is going to Iraq. Gilligan was adopted from CFN in 200 as a 4 month old unneutered stray (since neutered). Gilligan gets along with the others in the home but has not been friendly to new ferrets he has met. Their former owner felt that Annie and Baby should stay together, and he told CFN that they are both deaf. We also want to keep Buffalo Girl and Booboo together. They are all very active and have beautiful coats, except for Annie who has a bare butt, and so may need adrenal surgery. All of them except Gilligan are from Marshall Farms.

Booboo and Buffalo Girl found a wonderful new home together.

Name: Annie Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: dark-eyed white
Name: Baby Sex: F Age: 5 years Color: dark-eyed white
Arrived: January 9, 2005
Placed: January 28, 2005
This business of ferrets had to be given up because their owner is going to Iraq. Gilligan was adopted from CFN in 200 as a 4 month old unneutered stray (since neutered). Gilligan gets along with the others in the home but has not been friendly to new ferrets he has met. Their former owner felt that Annie and Baby should stay together, and he told CFN that they are both deaf. We also want to keep Buffalo Girl and Booboo together. They are all very active and have beautiful coats, except for Annie who has a bare butt, and so may need adrenal surgery. All of them except Gilligan are from Marshall Farms.

Annie and Baby quickly weaseled their way into a new home.

Name: Ziggy Stardust Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: silver
Arrived: January 11, 2005
Placed: January 20, 2005
Ziggy is a beautiful silver boy with big dark eyes and a friendly personality (to both ferrets and people). He has a very thick golden undercoat. He is looking for a new home because his owner passed away. He was living with a cat previously. Ziggy is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Onslo Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable
Arrived: December 17, 2004
Placed: January 6, 2005
Onslo is a laid back guy. He was turned in to Multnomah County Animal Control as a stray. He has an adorable expression on his face with cute black markings on his nose and a handsome white bib. Onslo is shedding at the moment so he is a bit scruffy looking, and he is being treated for ear mites. Onslo is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Sherman Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: sable
Name: Eliza sponsored Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: silver mitt
Arrived: August 13, 2003
Sherman arrived as an adorable stocky black bear of a hob and Eliza as an elegant silver mitt sprite, both of them have dark noses, which adds to their looks. The pair were abandoned in a garage with two other ferrets and some cats and dogs. A Good Samaritan rescued them and turned them over to the Oregon Humane Society. They were both thin and infested with ear mites. Sherman was unneutered and in season (ready to breed whatever he could, including poor Eliza) and Eliza has an ugly, weepy, marble sized growth on her left hind leg that needs to be surgically removed. Sherman's hormone issue has been fixed (he is now neutered), but he is not descented and he should be a much better room mate for Eliza and whoever may want to adopt him in a few weeks as his hormone levels decrease. Eliza is from Marshall Farms.

Eliza passed away in January of 2005, and cage mate and her foster mom both miss her.

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