The following are some of the ferrets who passed through the Cascade Ferret Network and found homes in 2009.

Name: Annie Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: dark-eyed white
Name: Baby Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 5 years Color: dark-eyed white
Arrived: January 9, 2005
Originally placed: January 28, 2005
Returned: March 2, 2006
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.

These girls were adopted from CFN one year ago, and have been given good care, but when it became obvious that Baby needed adrenal surgery, the owner could not deal with the financial obligation of caring for a pair of older ferrets. Both are deaf but get along with other ferrets.

Baby underwent adrenal surgery April 6, 2006 and never recovered. A necropsy showed she died of peritonitis caused by a hole in her intestine. The vets were very surprised and baffled, since Baby appeared health before surgery. She had a very long procedure with a right adrenal that was difficult to remove. Baby's long time cage-mate Annie is adjusting to Baby's absence thanks to all the other ferrets (Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Willow, Hufflepuff, Takoda, Hermione, and Chantilly) in her foster home.

Annie recently lost a tooth, but otherwise is in good health, and enjoys playing with her cage mates Hufflepuff and Takoda, and bossing her foster parents about.

Annie eventually passed away in 2009 from old age. She was loved by her foster parents and her ferret playmates.

Name: Violet Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: silver
Name: Daffodil Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: chocolate

Arrived: February 5, 2006
This pair of cute little sprites was left on the doorstep of Multnomah County Animal Services. Violet and Daffodil appear to be in good shape, but just need to find a new home where they can stay together. Both are from Marshall Farms.

Daffy died on October 24th, 2008. Daffy was being medicated for low blood sugar, but was healthier than her cagemate Violet who has been suffering from insulinoma that has not responded well to medicationdied, and so her sudden death was a shock. She will be missed by her foster parent and her lifelong companion, Violet.

Violate joined Daffy over the Rainbow bridge in 2009.

Name: Dookie Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: chocolate
Name: Yuki Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable

Arrived: April 28, 2006
Dookie and Yuki, 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. Dookie is into balls and bells. If it is a ball or it has a bell, he must have it, he can't get enough of them and he collects as many as he can get his paws on. Yuki is more laid back and will even allow himself to be cuddled. Dookie and Yuki are both from Marshall Farms.

Both of these boys passed away in 2009.

Name: Mister Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 5 years Color: sable
Name: Mini Sex: F Age: 5 years Color: sable

Arrived: June 19, 2006
Mister and Minnie Me need to find a new home because their teen aged owner made a poor decision to move out and into a bad situation that put her pet ferrets at risk, and while she got herself out of the situation, she was unable to take the ferrets with her. The pair has been living with Slinky and they get along with other ferrets. Despite their age, both Mister and Minnie Me are very active and playful. Mister has an adorable white bib and kneecaps, but he is showing symptoms of adrenal disease that will need attention. Minnie Me (possibly the cutest ferret on the planet right now) had been rescued as a young ferrets from a situation of abuse: her tail does unusual things because it was broken by her first owners whose children were allowed to spin her around by her tail. Both Mister and Minnie Me are from Marshall Farms.

Minnie Me died on October 20, 2008, and was a long time member of the foster home in which the CFN web cam is located, and many viewers have watched her over the years. We knew her as a silly, spunky little girl who adored people and enjoyed the company of other ferrets. Minnie was a super sweet girl and it was traumatic to watch her decline in the last few months of her life, her spark slowly fading away from inflammatory bowel disease and insulinoma. She was such a tiny thing but she left a large hole in our hearts.

In 2009 Mister passed away. He was a gentle, sweet boy who is missed.

Name: Wasabi Incoming Sponsored Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: silver
Name: Sushi Incoming Sponsored Sex: F Age: 2.5 years Color: sable

Arrived: July 8, 2006
Wasabi and Sushi came from Longview, WA. Wasabi is a gorgeous silver male about 4 years old and Sushi is a 2.5 year old sable female. Sushi was given as a gift to her previous owner, Wasabi was acquired from a 3rd party to be a companion for Sushi. They have been together 2 years. The pair was relinquished to CFN because the owner's living arrangements changed and she was no longer able to care for them properly, evidenced by their incredibly long nails and flea infestation upon their arrival. Wasabi and Sushi have been around kids. Sadly, Wasabi has had some health issues after his arrival, a blood test showed signs that he may have lymphoma. They are both from Marshall Farms.

Wasabi died in September of 2008, and is missed by his long time foster parent and his long time buddy, Sushi.

Sushi finally joined her long time pal in 2009.

Name: Cyrano Special Needs Sponsored Incoming Sponsored Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: sable
Name: Roxanne Special Needs Sponsored Incoming Sponsored Sex: F Age: 3 years Color: blaze

Arrived: August 22, 2006
Cyrano and Roxanne were turned over to a rescue organization in Vancouver, Washington called Second Chance when their owner was unable to find them a new home herself. She had been given the pair 9 months before and they are several years old, so they must have been through several owners at this point. Second Chance does not have much experience with ferrets so they turned the pair over to CFN to find them a new home. The pair is a little on the thin side, but are very gentle and playful with humans and other ferrets. Cyrano is especially sweet to humans, and he gives kisses all the time. Roxanne is quite lively and a tail wagger in the tubes. They are both from Marshall Farms.

Cyrano was finally helped over the rainbow bridge on December 21 after a long struggle with Inflammatory Bowel disease. He was a sweetheart who will be greatly missed by his foster parent and his lifelong cagemate, Roxanne.

Roxanne passed away in 2010 to join her friend Cyrano.

Name: Mathilde Special Needs Sponsor Sex: F Age: 3.5 years Color: sable

Arrived: October 13, 2006
Mathilde was found in the middle of nowhere, unable to use her hind legs. Her rescuers took her home and contacted CFN to help. We made the 4 hour round trip to Lebanon, OR to pick her up and found a very robust 3-4 year old sable sprite that had no tattoos to tell us her origin. She may have been bred locally. She had no sign of any injury and since she was quickly regaining some use of her hind legs, we suspect she may have had atrophied muscles from being cage bound or sustained a nerve injury during her escape. No one has claimed Mathilde and once she has been treated for her ear mite infestation, we will see how she gets along with other ferrets. She has a small growth on one of her front legs that needs to be removed.

Update: Mathilde likes other ferrets, providing they're friendly and not to mean, and she loves people and hunting for treats hidden throughout her play rooms.

We lost sweet Mathilde in 2009 from a bacterial infection. We miss our playful spunky girl.

Name: Jules Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: dark sable

Arrived: July 12, 2007
Jules is very lucky to be alive. He was rescued by a Good Samaritan that found him in the middle of a busy road during a very hot stretch of weather in July. Not only was he thin and very dehydrated, he was also unable to use his hind legs normally. An x-ray showed a fractured pelvis. Jules was also lucky to be fostered by an experienced ferret owner who is very capable of dealing with his special requirements. He needed supplemental fluids and feedings, special medications and physical therapy. He has improved greatly, but may always be disabled and need special care. He has a wonderful personality and has bonded with one of the pets owned by the foster parent. The foster parent says: "He is a doll. He and Annie really like each other. She grooms him; he plays with her. This guy hasn't an aggressive bone towards ferrets in his body. And he will lay on my chest and lick my face for eons." Jules is from Marshall Farms

Name: Buffy Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: champagne

Arrived: July 15, 2007
Buffy arrived in July because her elderly owner could not afford to pay for her vet care. Buffy was purchased from Petco as a companion to another ferret, and she is aggressive with cats. Buffy is from Marshall Farms.

Buffy died in 2009.

Name: Elly Mae Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: dark-eyed white

Arrived: July 29, 2007
Elly Mae was found as a very thin and scruffy stray walking down the road. The people that found her were going to keep her, until they found out that her swollen vulva meant she had adrenal disease and that she would need surgery. She is a very beautiful dark-eyed white and gets along with other ferrets. She has no tattoos so we do not know her origin.

Elly Mae passed away in 2009.

Name: Sterling Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: silver/blaze

Arrived: August 12, 2007
Sterling was confiscated from a condemned house after his owner was arrested on drug possession charges -- sadly Sterling was found with a dead cagemate. He arrived at the rescue agency in California underweight with sticky, urine-covered fur, a weepy eye, and with a sore on his side. A vet felt he had had a broken leg in his past and he does not use that hind leg normally. Since his arrival we have found that he is deaf and probably blind as well. He is in a foster home now enjoying the company of another older ferret, Diego, and Diego is enjoying the grooming Sterling provides. Sterling has no tattoo, so we don't know his origin.

Sterlin passed over the Rainbow bridge in 2009.

Name: Eloise Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 4 years Color: albino

Arrived: October 8, 2007
Eloise is a middle-aged albino that was found in a cage by the side of the road in Medford, OR. She had an injury to one of her eyes and the worst case of ear mites the vet has ever seen. Both problems are being treated.

Eloise passed away in 2009.

Name: Ajax Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 7 years Color: sable

Arrived: November 1, 2007
Ajax was owned by the same person that owned Millie and adopted Dylan and Harley. She sadly could not afford to provide them with the vet care they need and she also had her own health issues that prevented her from continuing to care for them.

Ajax is like a wonderful, mostly naked little brick; heavy to hold, kinda stiff, not moving at a fast pace. He's a happy fellow who has adrenal issues, yet has lived so far to be at least eight years old and showing no signs of leaving any time soon. He squeals like a little girl when he feels threatened, partly because he is blind. He was surrendered along with three others when their owner couldn't deal with their illnesses and couldn't afford vet care for them Two have since passed away and the third was recently adopted. Not much history was passed along with him (or the others).

Ajax died in 2009.

Name: McLovin Incoming Sponsored Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: silver

Arrived: November 25, 2007
Adopted: December 29, 2009
McLovin was found as a stray and turned in to Haven Humane in Redding, CA and had to be sent out of state since ferrets are illegal to own in the state. He is a beautiful fluffy guy who seems to have just learned how to hiss, since he does it constantly, even when no one is around to hear him. He loves people attention, but is learning to interact with other ferrets now. He loves playing in the tubes and tunnels in his foster home and is nicknamed "the little drummer boy" because he thrums his tail inside the tubes because he is so excited and it sounds like a tattoo on a drum. McLovin is from Marshall Farms.

McLovin was adopted by his foster parents and now lives in Prineville Oregon with his other ferret friends.

Name: Seasons Sex: F Age: 2 years Color: chocolate

Arrived: January 24, 2008
Adopted: 2009
Seasons and Bonzai were turned in to Haven Humane in Redding, CA because their owner was charged with cruelty. They were very thin and not in good shape since they had been without water or food for about a week or so. Banzai has recovered completely and is the most enthusiastic jumper we have had for a while (which is saying something). Seasons is still very skittish and scuttles away to hide with the littlest noise or sudden movement. She will play enthusiastically with the other ferrets when she feels secure though. Seasons is from Marshall Farms.

Name: Fraizer Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 6 years Color: sable
Name: Frannie Special Needs Sponsored Sex: F Age: 6 years Color: sable

Arrived: March 12, 2008
This pair of senior citizens have lived with the same couple their entire lives, but the previous owners are seniors as well and can no longer care for the ferrets because of changes in thier lifestyle. Fraizer and Fannie have lived in a household with a dog. Fraizier love tennis balls, or any ball and he also cuddles up with small stuffed animals -- if given a bowl of water he will use it to dunl his face and snorkle. As most ferrets in this age bracket, they are both dealing with health issues.

Frannie died in August of 2008, leaving behind her lifelong companion, Fraizer, his devoted foster parent, and her special needs sponsors.

Fraizer died in 2009, joining his beloved Frannie.

Name: Timber Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: silver mitt

Arrived: March 16, 2008
Adopted: December 29, 2009
Timber is a very athletic guy. He arrived as a stray from Gresham that was turned in to Multnomah County Animal Services and was never claimed. He is very talkative and a good climber and jumper. He loves wrestling and rough-housing with other ferrets. Timber got his name because when he first arrived he did a lot of shivering and his foster caretaker kept thinking of the expression "shiver me timbers!". Timber is from Marshall Farms.

Timber was adopted by his foster parents and now lives in Prineville Oregon with his other ferret friends.

Name: Sawyer Sex: M Age: 3 months Color: champagne

Arrived: October March 24, 2008
Adopted: 2009
Sawyer was confiscated from his home in California after an acquaintance reported their child had been bitten by Sawyer. Ferrets are illegal to own in California, so Sawyer had to be sent out of state. Sawyer's former owners sent a letter with him telling us about him, including his birthday (February 14, 2008). They reported he likes to play with cat "fishing pole" toys and that he slept in bed with them near their feet. He loves to roll balls and to play in water, even swimming in the tub. He likes to be kissed and scratched under his chin and behind his ears. Samantha also wanted to make sure he goes to a good home where someone will love him and let him out to play all the time. We will do the best we can Samantha, in the mean time he is in a wonderful foster home and gets to play with two young girls, Vonny and Alaska.

Name: Legolas Sex: M Age: 3 years Color: albino
Arrived: February 25, 2006
Placed: October 7, 2006
Returned: May, 2008
Adopted: December 29, 2009
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, but was returned a couple of years later through no fault of his own. This happy, playful boy is now ready to bounce into your home.

Name: Tommy Sex: M Age: 1 year Color: sable
Name: T.J. Sex: M Age: 1.5 years Color: sable
Arrived: August 3, 2008
Adopted: 2009
Tommy and T.J. have been together since they were kits, and this is their first time away from home. They came from a loving family that went through a divorce, and after the breakup the state trooper that owned them was unable to get them out of their cage for 2 months because of the long hours he put in at work. They are a bonded pair and need to stay together, and both guys are lovable and sweet with no bad habits. Tommy is the shy one and is also the bigger of the two, with a little white line going down his chin. Tommy holds back to see what is happening, but once he feels safe, look out! Tommy also loves to play tag and tickle the tummy. T.J. is the smaller guy, but is fast and climbs: a zoom, zoom kind of guy. He is first to come out of the cage and is excited about everything: a wonderful outgoing happy guy who loves chicken jerky, rough housing, and to play the "cops and robbers" game. He is also quite the talker -- the more excited he gets the more he dorks and chatters. Each has a bar tattoo in his right ear.

Name: Kool Sex: M Age: 2 years Color: light champagne

Arrived: August 6, 2008
Adopted: 2009
This little sweetheart came from a family that was to only babysit for two weeks... three months later the owner had never come for Kool. Kool arrived three days after Tommy and T.J, and Kool's cage was so tiny he only had room to use the litter box and then hop back into his hammie: his environment was very sterile. Kool didn't know what "tone" (Ferretone) is, or treats, or how to cut lose and play. After quarantine was up and exam and shots he was introduced to Tommy and T.J. They play like long lost friends, and Kool is learning fast and has moved in with them. Kool comes when called and has discovered he loves to sleep in dark boxes, running through tubes, and learning to do the "rough and tumble." Kool is ticklish and enjoys testing treats and different foods. Kool is from Marshall Farms

Name: Sacejawea Sex: D Age: 1 year Color: silver

Arrived: August 8, 2008
Adopted: 2009
Sacejawea was turned in as a stray to the Salem humane society.

Name: Vonny Sex: F Age: 2 months Color: sable
Name: Alaska Sex: F Age: 2 months Color: panda

Arrived: August 25, 2008
Adopted: 2009
Vonny & Alaska arrived after the parent of the teenager that had acquired them insisted they had to be gone now. They are perfectly lovely young ferrets that were unlucky enough to be purchsed by a teenager that did not get permission before bringing them home.

Name: Oola Sex: F Age: 1 year Color: chocolate

Arrived: July 29, 2007
Placed: October 17, 2007
Returned: November, 2008
Adopted: 2009
Not only was Oola in need of a new home because her previous owner no longer wanted her, but she also needed to find a new state in which to live, because her previous owner lived in California where ferrets are illegal as pets. Poor Oola had to travel all the way from Redding, CA to Portland, OR. She is a beautiful chestnut brown color and has a very short tail, which we do not know if she was born with it that way or if she had an accident or surgery that resulted in the short tail. Oola is very sweet and loves to play with balls by pushing them around with her nose. She will roll them toward a human and then wait for the human to roll it back past her so she can chase it. Oola likes other ferrets, and she has no tattoos so we do not know her origin.

Oola found a home, but when her owner became pregnant Oola was returned to CFN. The good news is that you have a second chance to adopt this adorable little princess of a ferret!

Name: Grady Special Needs Sponsored Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: sable

Arrived: May 8, 2008
Adopted: 2009
Grady was observed wondering outdoors by a concerned elderly couple. After a few weeks they contacted officer Lori Shannon at Bonnie Hayes Small Animal Shelter, and Lori was able to personally transfer Grady to the care of CFN. Grady was skinny and scruffy with thin fur indicative of adrenal disease. He is currently in a foster home settling in and will soon be scheduled for surgery to remove his left adrenal gland. Grady's foster parent says after some initial squabbling, he now gets along with her male ferret and loves her dogs and is fine with the cats. Grady likes to steal the dog's food, he also enjoys riding on shoulders to get to see new territory and likes to be scratched under the chin. His favorite time to cuddle and be petted is when he is waking up.

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

Arrived: October 13, 2008
Cullen arrived as a very scrawny stray found in Canby, but he has turned into a gorgeous, sleek, ferret that loves playing with people and other ferrets. He was named after the vampire from the movie Twilight. Cullen is from Marshall Farms

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