Ferrets Who Found Homes in 2006

The following are the ferrets who passed through the Cascade Ferret Network and found homes in 2006!

Name: Jedadiah Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable
Name: Booboo Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: chocolate
Name: Casper, Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: dark-eyed white

Arrived: December 19, 2006
Placed: December 30, 2006
Jedadiah was adopted from CFN a couple of years ago, while Booboo and Casper were purchased from Petco. The owners of this trio were having medical issues that were interferring with their ability to provide care for these three amigos, so they came to the sad conclusion that they needed to find them a new home. All three boys are from Marshall Farms.

Name: Hillary Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: sable
Arrived: 1999
Died: October 16, 2006

Hillary is a long, lithe active female who loves to climb anything and everything that she sees. Hillary has quite an attitude and will sass back at you if you interrupt her while she's busy. Hillary plays well with people. Hillary has already been bounced through three homes prior to arriving at the shelter, and was recently returned after two years of companionship with a forth (her owners moved to California), so please consider making your home her dream home.

An update for Hillary.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hillary -- a sweet, long time shelter resident who made friends with many a shelter worker and resident. Hillary was at least eleven years old when she died, and while she thrived in her foster home, including a relocation to Canada and back, her helath rapidly declined in the past few months, and her quality of life began to seriously suffer. Hillary passed over the Rainbow Bridge with her equally sweet companion of the past few years, Willow. Although she was old and feeble at the end of her life, we will always remember her as the fiesty young girl who first came into the shelter.

Just earlier this summer (in June and July) Hillary lost two of her cagemates, former CFN ferrets Hermione and Chantilly, who was one of the very first CFN ferrets). It is a much more empty house without our "old girls", Hillary, Willow, Chantilly and Hermione.

Name: Willow Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 4.5 years Color: dark sable
Name: Linden Sex: F Age: 4.5 years Color: roan sable
Arrived: 2002
Died: Linden May 17, 2004
Died: Willow October 16, 2006

Willow was featured in a story in the summer issue of the CFN newsletter in 2000. She was found injured as a stray and was returned to her owners who had three other ferrets (Linden, Pearl and Buck). The ferrets belonged to the daughter who began ignoring them a year later and the parent became fed up with taking care of them. Willow and Linden lived with them for three years, but were acquired through an acquaintance who didn't want them any more. They arrived with a healthy population of fleas and ear mites. Willow and Linden are very sweet and have been around kids, dogs and cats. They are both from Marshall Farms.

Linden was helped over the rainbow bridge on May 17th, 2004 after suffering from anemia, kidney failure and bowel problems. Her perky personality will be missed by her cage-mate Willow and all those that knew her.

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

Latest update for Willow.

Willow was one of the sweetest ferrets ever to come to the CFN, which is actually saying quite a lot. This little dark sable was friends with everyone who knew her, and even up until the day she died would lavish kisses upon anyone close by. Like Hillary, Willow lived with fellow ferret friends in her foster home, making the trip up and back to Canada, but began to have serious health issues for the past few months. We miss our little Willow, and will not forget her.

Name: Evey Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: sable

Arrived: May 17, 2006
Placed: December 12, 2006
Evey was turned over to the Cascade Ferret Network as a stray. She appears to be about 2 years old, and she gets along with cats and other ferrets. Evey is from Marshall Farms.

Evey was adopted by her foster parent who was helpless to resist her bewitching charms.

Name: Deacon Incoming Sponsored Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: sable

Arrived: November 11, 2006
Placed: November 30, 2006
Deacon was found in an alley in Vancouver by a Qwest employee. He took Deacon home for a week, bought him food, litter, a litterpan, and treats, while he decided what to do with him. His ferret loving friend was unable to keep Deacon as a pet, but told him about the Cascade Ferret Network. Deacon is a gorgeous, huge sable with a dark nose that is as adorable as he is sweet natured. Deacon is from Marshall Farms.

Name: Scrappy Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: silver
Name: Sugar Bear Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: sable

Listed: November 12, 2006
Placed: December, 2006
Scrappy and Sugar Bear are needing to find a new home because their pregnant owner thinks she needs to "downsize" her pet population. The pair are staying with her until a new home can be found. Scrappy is a silver male Marshall Farms ferret purchased from Petco 3 years ago. SugarBear is a sable female Marshall Farms ferret purchased from Petco 3 years ago. The owner reports that they are good with the litterpan and have been around dogs and cats. They have a small two level cage. They have never been vaccinated. The owner lives in the area of Beaverton, OR.

Scrappy and Sugar Bear found a new home in Bly, OR.

Name: Hobo Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: sable
Arrived: November 30, 2005
Hobo was left in a pet carrier to die. Luckily for Hobo that didn't happen, and a person between homes himself noticed the pet carrier left on the sidewalk with a pathetic looking ferret huddled inside. He had ferrets in his life before and he could tell this guy was in very bad shape and needed help immediately. Even though he didn't have a phone of his own, he manged to contact CFN and arrange for Hobo to get into our care and to the vet quickly. If it weren't for his efforts, it is unlikely Hobo would have survived very long. Dr. Ramsell found that Hobo was emaciated with very pale gums indicating anemia. He was squinting his left eye and she found that it had a big ulcer on it. She also detected a heart murmur which may be a temporary situation cause by his poor condition. In addition the poor guy had fleas and ear mites. It's going to be awhile before Hobo is up back on his paws and ready for adoption, but he is lucky to be in the care of an experienced foster home and is getting a lot of TLC. Hobo is from Marshall Farms.

Hobo struggled for months while we tried to find a treatment to help him, but he passed away on November 21 from severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Name: Maggie Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: chocolate
Arrived: June 29, 2005
Maggie is a sweet middle-aged ferret that was rescued from a life of neglect and is looking for a new forever home. She appears to get along with other ferrets just fine. Maggie is from Marshall Farms.

Maggie plugged away as her body was devastated by lymphoma, but finally gave out on her spirit on November 16. Maggie's final months in a CFN foster home were filled with love and attention, and she is missed dearly.

Name: Sneed Incoming Sponsor Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable
Name: La-La Incoming Sponsor Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: sable

Arrived: October 13, 2006
Placed: November 11, 2006
Sneed is about 3 years old. He is a sable with cute little white toe tips. Sneed is showing himself to be a little sweetheart full of ferret kisses. La-La is a small sable female. She appears to be frailer than the boys and seems a bit emaciated, skin and bones appearance, she is alert and active....although tires easily. They arrived at CFN through Humane Haven in Redding CA where they, along with a pair of cagemates (Domino and Balboa), were confiscated from a homeless man living in his car. They were transferred to CFN to find new homes outside of CA. Both are from Marshall Farms.

Name: Pedro Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable

Arrived: August 14, 2006
Placed: October 22, 2006
Pedro was a stray who had been living under someone's deck for several days before a neighbor captured him in a yard debris container. This sweet guy was not so sweet smelling, being a hob in season with the testicles to prove it, but has a very sweet personality and is very talkative. He has been neutered, but not descented and in about a month, after his testosterone levels have levelled off, he should smell no worse than any other ferret.

Name: Sally Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: dark sable

Arrived: May 22, 2006
Placed: October 11, 2006
Sally was adopted with her cagemate Neil in May by their foster parent when the foster parents found out they needed to move Florida. The day before they were due to make the big move, Sally got severely ill and could not make the trip. She has been under intensive care ever since for spontaneous diabetes, an unreported condtion in ferrets. Dr. Ramsell has been working around the clock to get her stabilized. She really needs some special needs sponsors to help pay for her treatments. Sally is responding well at this point, and the vet is hopeful, but she will need to be on insulin the rest of her life and will need close monitoring. Sally originally arived at CFN because of a Good Samaritan that has adopted several ferrets through CFN. She rescued Sally and Neil from in front of a pet store where the owner was going to give them away to anyone passing by willing to take them. She had her hands full with all the ferrets she already had in her household, so CFN stepped in to help them find a new home.

Sally was adopted by Dr. Ramsell, who saved Sally's life after she became diabetic. Sally is now cage buddies with Rico.

Name: Yogi Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: sable
Name: Maggie May Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: blaze

Arrived: April 28, 2006
Placed: October 7, 2006
Yogi and Maggie May, along with four other ferrets, were forced to find new homes when a sick relative of their owner required the family to relocate from Astoria to Arizona. Yogi is very dependent on having a menagerie of stuffed animals nearby. He takes them everywhere and gets stressed if he has lost tract of any of them. One of his favorites is a really long snake with a rattle. He is a sensitive boy and takes time to adjust to changes and new people. Maggie May has "tunnel vision" when it comes to tubes: she loves tubes -- ANY tube -- she can't get enough of them! She isn't entirely "fossorial" (a biological term for having adaptations for life in tunnels), she is also somewhat arboreal as well (she is good at climbing). Maggie May is very outgoing and holds her own with any boy. Yogi and Maggie May are both from Marshall Farms.

Name: MacGyver Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: sable

Arrived: June 30, 2006
Placed: October 7, 2006
MacGyver was a stray who unfortunately got found by a border collie that shook him violently three times before he could be rescued. He survived his ordeal and was turned over to the Bonnie Hayes Animal Shelter, but no one claimed this sweet guy, and so he came to CFN where he is now playing with other ferrets and enjoying himself while he waits to find a new home. MacGyver is from Marshall Farms.

MacGyver found a home with his buddy, Legolas.

Name: Legolas Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: albino
Arrived: February 25, 2006
Placed: October 7, 2006
This fellowship of ferrets came to CFN via a humane society in Redding CA -- because ferrets are illegal in CA they had to be sent out of state. A CFN representive drove all the way down to Meford and back in the same day to pick them up from the volunteer that had been providing foster care for them for a year while they were in CA. Aragorn, Leoglas and Gimli did not arrive at the humane society together, but they have formed a great friendship and we'd hate to see the fellowship broken. At the very least, if they don't go together they need to go to a home with a ferret playmate since they love to play with other ferrets. All three boys are from Marshall Farms.

Aragorn and Gimli found a home together in July, but Legolas, who loves to play with people and other ferrets, is still looking for his perfect home. In the meantime, Legolas lives with his other ferret friends in his foster home.

Legolas found a home with his friend, MacGyver.

Name: Zute Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: sable

Arrived: March 9, 2004; Placed: April, 2004; Returned: April, 2006
Placed: September 25, 2006
Zute is as sweet as she is chubby. She has cute freckles on her nose and loves playing with people. She was originally found wondering in Vancouver on her own. Zute was returned to CFN because the people that adopted her could not afford to provide minimum veterinary care. Zute is from Marshall Farms.

Zute was adopted to be the companion of a former CFN ferret, Jefferson Rex -- aka "Jeffy".

Name: Chihiro Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: champagne

Arrived: May 22, 2006
Died: September 19, 2006
Chihiro is named after the strong female main character in Spirited Away, an amazing, gorgeous, wonderful movie about a girl left on her own that has to save herself and her parents from a ghost world. Chihiro was found wondering near the Beaverton transit center, and was very thin, dehydrated and had diarrhea. After getting antibiotics and supplemental feedings she started to get stronger and look less pathetic, but she still seemed atrophied in her muscles, especially in her hind quarters, as if she had been cage bound for much of her life. Chihiro also seemed atrophies in her personality, and she did not react to things as a normal ferret would. A box full of crushed newspapers was ignored, human interaction appeared to confuse her -- it was very sad to see. She did enjoy chewing on electrical cords and rubber door stoppers which every other ferret has ignored in preference to playing with the plethora of fun things available to interact with. She has been improving and learning that life can be fun, but she may need to go to an experienced home. Chihiro is from Marshall Farms.

Name: Big Bear Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 5 years Color: dark eyed white
Arrived: August 30, 2005
Died: September 13, 2006
Big Bear is just the sweetest gentle giant. He was not very active which is always of concern, even with a 5 year old ferret, inactivity equals a health issue. Big Bear also had a huge abdomen which can mean fluid retention from a heart problem. Unfortunately that is just what Dr. Ramsell found after his exam, an enlarged heart and a heart murmur. Big Bear was started on some medication to help his heart work better and to reduce the amount of fluid retention in his abdomen. He will need to be closely monitored, but he is coming out of his shell and starting to act more like a real ferret.
Name: Mr. Green Jeans Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 8 years Color: silver
Arrived: February 28, 2004
Died: August 30, 2006
This pair (Mr. Green Jeans arrived with Brego) was a sorry sight when they arrived from being transported north from Roseburg by a shelter volunteer. Their former owners felt very guilty about their state, a result of a poor financial situation in addition to an incident of (human) procreation. Mr. GreenJeans had a tumor on his hind leg the texture and size of a can of Spam. It didn't smell like Spam though, it smelled MUCH worse and was leaking bloody fluid. Both were thin with poor muscle tone from being confined to a small cage. Both also had coarse, dry, dirty, sparse fur with bald patches indicating probable adrenal disease and a bad infestation of ear mites. Mr. Green Jeans and Brego had good attitudes though and dove into their food bowls with gusto. Mr. GreenJeans went to the vet the next day and we had to make a decision of removing his leg or euthanizing him. Given his age, it was not an easy choice, but lots of ferrets do great with 3 legs, so we decided to give him a chance (he's now scooting around and playing just fine).

Latest update for Mr. Green Jeans.

Name: April Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: sable
Arrived: April 24, 2006
Died: August 14, 2006
April was named for the month in which she arrived at CFN. She was described as a ferret in a "pestilent condition". They assumed April's hairloss was caused by some kind of parasite (if you are familiar with ferrets, you can probably guess what April's problem really was: adrenal disease). April needed to be given a name since her owner never bothered giving her a name of her own. April's owner was also surprised to find that his ferret was a female rather than a male, as he had thought for all the years she lived with him. Her owner was very relieved to find out April actually had adrenal disease and needed surgery and was, in fact, not "pestilent". I think he was mostly glad to know his apartment wasn't infested with some sort of pest. Apparently April did not get much handling, her owner had a disability that prevented him from being able to pick her up or pet her. She tried to nip me when I held her to determine her sex and condition. Her fur, what there was left of it, was like wire. She did at least have a cozy hammock in her cage and some jingle balls, her favorite toys, that accompanied her to her new life. April is now in a foster home where she can start getting spoiled and let her true nature shine through her rough appearance. Her foster parent has already been the recipient of some ferret kisses of gratitude. April will be scheduled for adrenal surgery soon. April is from Marshall Farms.

April died from long term complications after a very difficult surgerical pocedure, and her foster parent misses her very much.

Name: Menehuni Incoming Sponsor Rebecca Bogorad Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: chocolate mitt
Name: Malia Incoming Sponsor Rebecca Bogorad Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: sable
Arrived: March 4, 2006
Placed: July 29, 2006
The original owner of this duo could not keep them, so they were given to a former roommate to take care of, he became unable to care for them any longer and turned to CFN to find them a new home. Menehuni and Malia arrived in an extremely small cage with no bedding at all, let alone a hammock. They are currently being treated for ear mites and learning to enjoy the good life of hammocks to lounge in a stairs to race down as well as a third ferret they get to play with (Smokey) in their foster home. The male has been renamed Menehuni (men - e - HOO - nee) after a mischievous little sprite-like or gnome-like creature from Hawaiian folklore. The female is now called Malia, which is Hawaiian for rainbow. Menehuni is very kissy and Malia has an incredibly soft coat which has resulted in the vet referring to her as a "glamour ferret". Both are from Marshall Farms.
Name: Rico Sex: M Age: 2.5 years Color: sable

Arrived: May 10, 2006
Placed: July 25, 2006
Rico was seen hiding under the wood pile in the yard of an animal lover that puts food out for feral cats. She had seen him for several days before he wondered into her house (and under the dishwasher) late one night when the door had been left open. She was able to lure him out and into a very make-shift, temporary enclosure until someone from CFN could retrieve him. Rico is a sweet boy that was covered in fleas and a bit on the thin side, but he is now flea-free, very mellow and is happy to have clean food and water and some human attention. Rico is from Marshall Farms.

Name: Claudia Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: silver

Placed: July 24, 2006
The friend of the roommate of Claudia's owner called CFN to tell us that she knew a ferret that was being neglected and she had convinced the owner that because he wasn't making sure the ferret had water, food, and a clean cage, and was not giving it any attention, the ferret needed to find a new home. The current owner had gotten Claudia from someone else and had thought the ferret was a male and was calling it Clyde. Claudia is adorable and just needs to be treated for ear mites and get fully vaccinated before she can go to a new home. Claudia has no tattoos so we don't know her origin.

Name: Foxy Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: chocolate
Name: Rufus Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: chocolate

Arrived: June 16, 2005; Placed: June 26, 2005; Returned: July 4, 2006
Placed: July 21, 2006; Foxy and Rufus originally arrived in June 2005 when they were one year old, and they came to CFN because of a rental issue. Rufus and Foxy were adopted very quickly, but a year later they returned when the family that adopted them called to say that the pair had not been out of their cage for a month! They did not think that this constituted neglect, but if they had never let their child out of its room for a month, they probably would have considered that neglectful. Rufus and Foxy are still beautiful ferrets that deserve better than this. Rufus is from Marshall Farms, but Foxy has no tattoos to indicate her origin. They have lived with kids. Rufus is from Marshall Farms.

Name: Chaya Incoming Sponsor Rebecca Bogorad Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: chocolate sable
Name: Anya Incoming Sponsor Rebecca Bogorad Sex: F Age: 2.5 yeara Color: chocolate sable
Arrived: March 13, 2006
Placed: July 16, 2006
The former owner of this pair of sprites acquired them in Minnesota while he was attending college. The owner moved to Medford and into the home of a relative who would not allow him to let the girls out of their cage to play. He was tormented by this and decided Chaya and Anya had to find a home where they could get to play outside a cage everyday.
Name: Cappicinno Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: sable
Name: Latte Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: albino
Arrived: February 7, 2006
Placed: July 13, 2006
The former owner of Cappicinno and Latte took them in 8 to 9 months ago when their previous owner couldn't keep them. Unfortunately she didn't make sure it was ok with her landlord to have ferrets where she is living and she was facing eviction if she didn't find a new home for the girls. The pair is great with kids of all ages, cats, and dogs. They are very sweet and full of kisses. Both are from Marshall Farms.
Name: Aragorn Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable
Name: Gimli Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: silver mitt
Arrived: February 25, 2006
Placed: July 9, 2006
This fellowship of ferrets came to CFN via a humane society in Redding CA -- because ferrets are illegal in CA they had to be sent out of state. A CFN representive drove all the way down to Meford and back in the same day to pick them up from the volunteer that had been providing foster care for them for a year while they were in CA. Aragorn, Leoglas and Gimli did not arrive at the humane society together, but they have formed a great friendship and we'd hate to see the fellowship broken. At the very least, if they don't go together they need to go to a home with a ferret playmate since they love to play with other ferrets. All three boys are from Marshall Farms.

Aragorn and Gimli found a home together in July. Legolas is still looking for a good home, and is living with other ferret friends at his foster home until then.

Name: Anakin Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable
Name: Padme Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: dark eyed white
Arrived: November 6, 2005
Placed: July 1, 2006
Anakin is a mellow boy, but is very attentive and aware of his surroundings, and he does hold his own in play sessions with other ferrets. Padme is a sweet girl who knows how to party! She is quite the handful, and never wants to sit still… there's always something that needs to be inspected. They shares a history typical to the other ferrets at CFN, the owner simply didn't have time for them anymore. They appears to get along well with cats, and have a history of doing well with children. Anakin and Padme are from Marshall Farms.

Padme briefly found a home of her own at the beginning of 2006, but through no fault of her own was returned to CFN and reunited with Anakin. She is scheduled for adrenal surgery in early May

Name: Fiona Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: sable
Name: Eddie Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: dark-eyed white
Placed: June 30, 2006

Eddie and Fiona's owner is moving to California in August and ferrets are illegal to have as pets in that state. They need to find a new home before the move. They are keeping them until a new home can be found. The owner said the following about the pair:

Eddie is a dark-eyed white male about a year old from Marshall Farms, and he is very sweet natured -- once he settles down he will lay with you and snuggle. Eddie loves to take baths, he goes completely limp and lets you wash him or whatever. Fiona is a sable female about 11 months old, we bought her last September from Scamps. She is not a Marshall Ferret. She is very spunky and very smart. She truly is a ton of fun to play with. They have both been around cats, They have been around my nephew (4 months old) and never bite him. We have a cage for them, which includes a hammock, tube, igloo, and other toys. We also have a bunch of treats, shampoo, etc. We would really prefer for them to go together, as they are very good friends. We have kept up on both of their shots and vet visits.
If you think you can give Eddie and Fiona a good home, contact the Cascade Ferret Network and we will put you in contact with their owner.

Name: Rocket Sex: F Age: 3 months Color: sable

Arrived: May 10, 2006
Placed: June 17, 2006
Rocket was purchased from a Portland pet store as a gift for a grandson in Moser, Oregon. After one week Rocket was living with an acquaintance of the grandson's family, after another week the ferret was living with the ex-husband of the acquaintance, who saved the baby ferret from being "released" into the wilds of central Oregon. After a week Rocket's rescuer knew he couldn't keep her either, but luckily he was persistent at finding a shelter and was willing to transport her from White Salmon, Washington to Portland. The cage she arrived with (which we intended to have her stay in until she was through with her quarantine period) was not secure for a ferret her size, and she just slipped right between the bars whenever she wanted to. They had just left the door open once they found out she could do that, but they neglected to mention that over the phone when they asked if they should bring her in her cage. She was given a quick look over to verify her sex and look for signs of fleas when I noticed a reddish oval protuberance on her back. ACK! This was my first case of a ferret with a tick -- I'm not very squeamish, but ticks freak me out! Luckily the guy that drove her to Portland was experienced and willing to pull the tick out of the poor little girl's skin. Rocket doesn't have any tattoos to indicate her origin, and she has not been descented, which also means she has probably not been spayed; therefore when Rocket is old enough CFN will provide this service.

Name: Princess Pixel Incoming Sponsor: Leonard Bottleman, Portland, OR Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: blaze

Arrived: April 20, 2006
Placed: June 5, 2006
Princess Pixel has had quite the travel itinerary to make it to Portland. CFN got an e-mail on April 14 about a stray ferret at an animal control agency in Humbolt California -- she was getting special treatment since she had wondered into the home of the mayor of Humbolt. A wonderful person living in Grants Pass had contacted CFN just recently, after reading about our last rescues from California (Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli) and had offered to help transfer ferrets from further south to Portland. She was contacted about this individual and in no time flat she drove all the way from Grants Pass to Humbolt to pick her up. Pixel stayed in Grants Pass for a couple weeks, then traveled north on I-5 and is now in Portland, but she has already started to acquire her own possesions (like any princess), and she brought her favorite toy from Grants Pass, a small stuffed "Big Bird". Princess Pixel if from Marshall Farms.

Princess Pixel is a very intelligent and very active ferret with excellent problem solving abilities, a streak of stubbornness, and above average jumping abilities -- little wonder she escaped from her home in California (prospective owners take note). Pixel loves to play with people, and has a great time racing about the house, playing chase and talking up a storm.

Name: Banjo Sex: M Age: 2.5 years Color: chocolate
Name: Otter Sex: M Age: < 1 year Color: sable
Arrived: March 4, 2006
Placed: June 1, 2006
A ferret advocate was trying to rescue Banjo from his owner because Banjo was never let out of his cage and was fed very poor quality catfood. After she let him know how badly he was doing as a ferret owner, the fellow finally agreed to let Banjo out once a week for an hour. After a couple of months of that, he decided the ferret wasn't worth the effort, and gave Banjo to a woman who had a young ferret, Otter. Two proved too much for her, and she decdided she didn't want either one. Banjo is about 2.5 years old and may be showing early signs of adrenal disease with thin fur across his shoulders. He continues to fatten up as he snarfs down healthier food. Otter is about 6 to 8 months old, and is a chocolate sable. Both boys have wonderful playful personalities. Otter is great at snorkling in water, dipping about half his body into the bowl. Banjo is the chase and pounce king, and yet both boys are very gentle. Banjo is from Marshall Farms, Otter has no tattoos to indicate his origin.
Name: Sally Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: dark sable
Name: Neil Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: chocolate sable
Arrived: January 14, 2006
Placed: May 31, 2006
A Good Samaritan that has adopted several ferrets through CFN rescued this pair from in front of a pet store where the owner was going to give them away to anyone passing by willing to take them. She had her hands full with all the ferrets she already had in her household, so CFN stepped in to help them find a new home. Both are doing well in their foster home and get along great with the other ferrets. Neil isn't as active as Sally: he plays and then becomes a furry speed bump after about 30 minutes, and then goes back to playing again after a 5 to 10 minute rest.
Name: Smokey Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: silver mitt
Arrived: February 23, 2006
Placed: April 18, 2006
Smokey had the misfortune to be owned by irresponsible people who abandoned the house they were renting. The owner of the residence found out a ferret had been left behind after a fire inspector came out to look into a fire that started in the home a couple of days after the renters disappeared. Smokey had been left all by himself for 5 days in the basement and survived the fire on the second floor of the home before he was finally discovered and rescued. His rescuers said they had to pass through rooms with drug paraphenalia and posters of naked women on the walls. No wonder Smokey is doing the dance of joy in celebration of his rescue every time he gets out of his cage. Smokey is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Chief Takoda Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: butterscotch
Arrived: January 21, 2006
Placed: February 10, 2006
Chief was an unneutered stray found in Albany. The Good Samaritan that took in Chief already had a ferret, but Chief was too rambunctious for him and was more nippy than she and her children could handle, so she was unwilling to keep him. Chief has now been neutered. Two words: teddi-bear.
Name: Max Sex: M Age: 3 months Color: silver
Arrived: February 2, 2006
Placed: February 3, 2006
Max's former owner saw him at the pet store and when she held him she thought she had found her perfect ferret she always wanted, but a week later she called CFN because Max had turned into a wild thing, and bites a lot, and goes crazy, and I have a baby and a cat, and I just can't keep him any more! Max is a typical baby ferret and CFN will find him a new home with a better educated owner. Max is from Triple F.
Name: Padme Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: dark eyed white
Arrived: November 6, 2005
Placed: January 31, 2006
Padme is a sweet girl who knows how to party! She is quite the handful, and never wants to sit still… there's always something that needs to be inspected. She shares a history typical to the other ferrets at CFN, the owner simply didn't have time for her anymore. She appears to get along well with cats, and has a history of doing well with children. Padme is showing symptoms of adrenal disease and will be scheduled for surgery soon. Padme is from Marshall Farms.
Name: Natasha sponsored Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: sable
Arrived: 2001
Died: January 22, 2006
Natasha is very picky about her ferret companions and her former owner feels she would happy with no other ferret friends. She has had quite a few health issues in her relatively short life. She has already had her left adrenal gland removed and was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which requires long term medication. The vet has also noticed that she has developed a heart murmur. Natasha is from Triple F.

Natasha is doing wonderful in her foster home, and has won over her foster parents completely. She's gained weight and has grown a stunning new coat. She's also treated like a queen and now expects royal treatment from everyone.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Natasha. Natasha lived most of her life as a CFN ferret in a foster home, where she was spoiled as all ferrets should be. While at the old CFN central facility Natasha quickly became a staff favorite with her spunky attitude and affectionate (to people) nature, and she continued to gain a loyal base of fans when she moved into a foster home. It was always a treat to go to an event and see Natasha again, or to hear about her latest antics from her foster parents. We all miss her.

Name: Henry Sex: M Age: 4 months Color: sable
Arrived: January 9, 2006
Placed: January 21, 2006
Henry was a Christmas present that didn't work out with the other animals already in the home.
Name: Olympus sponsored Sex: M Age: 1.5 years Color: cinnamon
Arrived: August 30, 2005
Placed: January 20, 2006
Olympus first arrived at the shelter from an Oregon middle school teacher. He was being housed in and aquarium in the classroom, not good. The teacher was notified of the insurance policy of the school and Olympus was no longer welcome. He is a healthy 1.5 year old bundle of joy. His beautiful cinnamon coloring has darker accents along with a white stripe down his head. He yearns for his playtime when he can romp and wrestle around with other ferrets, or even play with a ball by himself. Olympus is from Marshall Farms.

December 2005 update: Olympus started having some odor issues, a symptom of adrenal disease. An exam reveled some other symptoms, some squamous cells in his urine and a slightly enlarged left adrenal. He was given a lupron injection to see if that alleviates his symptoms. He will likely be scheduled for adrenal surgery soon and could use a sponsor to help with the cost of the procedure.

Olympus went home to be a playmate for former CFN ferret Enya.

Name: Boo Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: sable
Arrived: December 29, 2005
Placed: January 19, 2006
Boo was acquired from a pet store by her former owner 3 years ago. She needs to find a new home because the owner is moving to Hawaii.
Name: Captain Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: sable
Name: Tenille Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: silver mitt
Arrived: October 8, 2005
Placed: January 15, 2006
Captain and Tenille are typical of many ferrets found in shelters these days: originally purchased on impulse from Petco along with all the required accessories, and as with most of these purchases, after a year of ownership they were given up because the owners "didn't have time for them."

If you have the time for them, these two playful kids will enliven your home with their crazy antics and playful natures!

Name: Duncan sponsored Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: sable
Arrived: July 26, 2005
Placed: January 9, 2006
If and when this little guy gets enough hair, we'll be able to tell you what his coloring is. Right now, he's more than half naked. Duncan's head looks like he could be chocolate; his tail indicates possible silver -- that is, the half of his tail that has hair. But in spite of his lack of hair he is very cute. Obviously he has adrenal issues that need to be addressed. He hasn't been too sidetracked by all the new faces he's meeting in foster care, and so far no one has beckoned him to be a special friend, but sometimes these things take time. He's settling in and concentrating on the food bowl. Gained 125g in five days!! He's from Marshall Farms, and was turned in to Bonnie Hayes shelter as a stray.

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