Permanent residents

 
Here you will find our ferrets who we feel should stay with us for either their medical needs or have reached the age of 6.  Under special circumstances we do consider rehoming most of them.  And many go to events with us to help educate people young and old.   Not everyone is listed so you may see more at the rescue than what is here.   We also have anywhere from 5 to 10 ferrets in foster. 

 

Jacob the Lucky

Intake Date: April 2013

Approx Birth Date: Feb 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Sable with mitts

Size: Medium

Available to come to events

Typical energetic young ferret. He has two fused discs in his lower back from an accident in shipment to the pet store. Originally he had limited usage of those rear legs but with physical therapy he gets along excellent and climbs gates without a problem (sigh).

 

For now, Jacob does not have any out of the ordinary medical needs. As he gets older he may get arthritis in his lower back but until then, he is running around everywhere.

 

 

 

 

Passed away February 3
Honey
Bear

Intake Date: June 2011

Birth: 2005

Gender: Female

Color: Cinnamon sable

Size: Extra Small

Not considered for events but okay at home.

Owner surrender - moved to apartment where they are prohibited.

This tiny lady battled a severe flea infestation and we almost lost her to anemia.

Honey needs a sponsor for her medications.

She has Adrenal Disease and we are currently working on controlling that with implants.

She is sensitive to change and will over-groom her tail so that it ends in a blunt tip.

No health or behavior issues.  Safe for visitors to hold.  Gets picked on by others.

 
Available for foster
Bandit and Sox

Intake Date: 2012

Year of Birth: 2007 and 2009

Gender: Females

Color: Standard sable and silver sable

Size: Medium and small

These two girls are sweet and love people. Currently no health issues

Available to come to events

The girls' owner had them their whole life. They were heartbroken when the new apartment manager changed their mind about allowing ferrets. In tears they called us and we came and got the girls.

Because of Bandit's advanced age, they will not be looking for a new home but always be available to go back home if the original owners want them back.  Bandit is also showing the first stages of Adrenal Disease and will be on medication soon.

She needs a sponsor for her care. 

Coco

Intake Date: 2011 and 2013

Year of Birth: 2008

Gender: Female

Color: Dark sable

Size: Medium

Coco originally came in several years ago when her owner committed suicide.  She went out to a home with a great family but times changed and her cage mate had passed away. She comes back healthy but snippy to other ferrets.

Available to come to events

No health issues but since she is 6 years old in 2014, she will stay with us as our policy is not to adopt any ferret over the age of 6. Typically they only live to age 8.

The only time we consider adopting is if they return to their owner IF they had been taken care of well.

 

 

 

 

 

Demon Child (see with previous cage mate Bandito - Demon to the right)

Intake Date:  Thanksgiving 2010

Birth date: January 2010

Gender: Male

Color: Sable with roaning flanks

Size: Medium

Demon is the last remaining ferret of the group that started the rescue.  We received a call the week of Thanksgiving about a lady who was desperate to find a place for her mother's 3 ferrets.  The story was that "for no reason" the male ferret bit through the 3 year old boy's thumb, "locked his jaw" and tried to pull the child into the cage.  We said yes to the trio, sight unseen.  We arrived to find a filthy rabbit cage crammed with 3 ferrets.  Her mother drove from the coast to Spokane for the holiday and brought the ferrets as we said we would take them.  It didn't take long to find out that the un-named male bit the boy because he was banging on the cage, as he always did.  Once home, we cleaned up the crew and the girls settled in but didn't like other ferrets.  We found a home rather quickly for those two with a knowleable ferret owner.  Demon gained his name after latching onto my daughter in-laws jaw the day we got him.  We learned later that he has a HUGE fear of large dogs and loud noises.  He will bit if scared and you are holding him.  He is also not safe around children.

Demon has sadly lost all his cage mates to old age and we will try and find another for him.  He is very picky.    

Not available for events for reasons stated above

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rufus

Intake Date:  June 2013

Birth date: February 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Standard sable

Size: Medium

He came to us when a young lady thought she was ready for a ferret but it turned out she was not. The house really did not approve of the smell and he didn't get out as much as he should have.

Her mom called us and we came got him.

 

Currently we are considering having Rufus stay as he is bonding with Jacob. His stye in his right eye turned into a huge scar lump.  We are unsure if cancer made the lump or what.  His eye will be monitored for any issues.

Available to come to events

Valentine

Intake Date: February 15, 2014

Year of Birth: 2007 or 2008

Gender: Male

Color: Champagne

Size: Medium to large

Valentine's day 2014, we received a call from a wonderful caretaker of cast off cats who reside on her dead end road. She knew it was a ferret and connected with us to bring him in.

Without her finding him when she did, stealing food from the cats, he would not have made it one more day. His hair was coming out, his teeth are filthy and they are sensitive to cold.

We can't thank the cat rescuer for all she does for not only non-cats but the poor dumped cats on her road.

We have advertised him on all the sites for Spokane animals lost/found and not one person has contacted us.

After a teeth cleaning and adrenal implant, he is doing well.  He is very sweet and loves his Honey Bear.

Available to come to events He is great for children to hold.

Gene

Intake Date: June 2014

Approx Birth Date: 2012

Gender: Male

Color: Champagne sable with bibb and mitts

Size: Medium

Gene and his girl, Sasha, came to us when the owner could no longer afford his medical needs.  She only had them 3 months as she received them in this condition. The person who had them before fed them Walmart Wild Harvest ferret food (yuck - bad for them).  Gene had a prolapsed rectum that was repaired by this second owner but then he broke the purse string suture and once again it is slightly prolapsed - but not too bad this time.  This issue usually comes about when the food is inadequate (Wild Harvest).  His muscles are stretched so he often looks prolapsed.  A little Preperation H and he is good again.   He will never be fully "okay" and has many accidents because the muscles are healing very slowly.

He needs a sponsor for his care.   

 

 

Sasha

Intake Date: June 2014

Approx Birth Date: 2012

Gender: Female

Color: Dark sable

Size: Small

Tiny Sasha came to us in good condition.  She is bonded to Gene so they will never be seperated.  She accepted Honey, Valentine and Mojo but now she will attack other ferrets.  She has no apparent health issues.

She needs a sponsor for her care. 

Foster would be considered for this pair. 

Jill

Intake Date:

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Female

Color: Sable roan

Size: Medium

Jill came in with Jack whose owner had rescued them from a life of pizza and dog food.

That rescuer had not cleared it with her husband so off to her parents they go.

Parents already had two ferrets who hated each other so adding two more did not work out.

They called us and we made room for the pair.

 

Jill is sensitive to being picked up but once held she is very sweet. I don't trust her health and she looks like she has an ailment we haven't quite figured out so she will stay with us.

She is free from the torment of Jack and loves Billy.

Not available for events as she can nip

 

Billy

Intake Date: February 2014

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Dark eyed white with grey tail

Size: Medium/Large

We adopted Loki (who passed away in 2014) out to the family who had Billy but they sold them when they lost their home. We lost contact with the pair until they showed up on Craigslist.  We contacted them and explained Loki’s problems and that who they thought was Billy was truly Loki/Ducky, but they would not release them so we bought the boys from them.  We just could not risk Loki going to someone who would not know of his severe health problems.  Billy did not have any health problems that we knew of at the time.

 

Both boys came here with overgrown nails.  Billy went to a new home but his owner ended up not being home enough for him.  When her life settles down she will be able to come get him.  But we will not be releasing him to anyone but her.

 

Available to come to events

These two will be considered for foster or adoption to the right home - they have been with us a long time and recently the biter in the trio passed away
Coon and Piggy - Bonded

Intake Date: multiple

Year of Birth: 2008, 2012

Gender: Female, Male

Color: Dark sable, Light Champagne

Size: Small, Medium/Large

From different backgrounds they came together and formed our night crew. Pig keeps the girls "young" and is the main instigator in activities.

 

Coon came in with a sick friend, Herbie. The family was unable to keep them.  She is sweet and fun to play with.

 

 

Piggy came to us via the owner's mom. The son's estranged girlfriend thought it fun to terrorize the young ferret so for months he would run scared from us. The girls helped him adjust.  He is very active and can jump very high (unfortunately for us).

 

 There was a third in the group (pictured top left), Sheba, but she lost her battle with cancer in November 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweak and Wicked

Year of Birth: 2007

Gender: Females

Color: Sable roan and Dark sable with roaning

Size: Medium

Their owner realized he could no longer provide a safe haven for the two girls he rescued years earlier. Through tears he handed them over to us. He had custom built a huge cage for them with tubes and plenty of room. He even had another cage for them to be outside in the fresh air. But even then he knew they needed more.

 

Because of their age they will stay. At one point in Wicked's youth, she broke the bone holding her pelvis to her spine. It has healed and does not cause her any problems as of yet. This is why she waddles.

Wicked also has a cataract on her right eye. She is blind in that eye and that is why it shines like silver.

Tweak has Adrenal Disease and really needs a sponsor for her care.

Not available for events at their advanced ages and conditions.

Mojo

Intake: September 2013

Year of Birth: 2010

Gender: Male

Color: Sable roan with blaze

Size: Medium

Owner's new wife is severely allergic. Mojo came in with his beautiful DEW Precious but she soon fell in love with another. So she went home with that one.

Mojo has Adrenal Disease and produces extra "ferret smell" from his scent glands on his neck. So instead of losing hair, he is extra stinky.

Also note that he has one eye that appears smaller than the other.  That is a sign that there is something internally wrong with him.  We are unsure of what other cancers are hiding.

Available to come to eventsHe is great for children to hold.

He needs a sponsor for his care. 

 

 

 


Pistol Pete Stubbs

Intake: 2014

Year of Birth: November 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Standard sable with bib and mitts

Size: Large

Pete arrived at the pet store with an infection on his belly.  The vet tried an antibiotic but that did not work.  When I examined him, I found that the tip of his sheath is missing.  This allowed foreign bodies to enter his sheath and create infections.  The store was unable to sell him as a healthy kit so we adopted him from them.  After a round of steriods and clean fabric bedding instead of shavings/care fresh, he was fine.  He has grown into an obnoxious friend to Jacob and Rufus. 

Not available for events as he has a bad habit of nipping


 

Tessa

Year of Birth: 2010

Gender: Female

Color: Champagne with amber eyes

Size: Medium

Tessa was previously named Ditto then we tried Lela for a name - didn't fit. According to her owner, her cage mate passed away in June (2013) and a couple weeks later she began biting. Our initial evaluation shows she may have been caged for too long and is frustrated. She used to bite bare feet very hard and would snip at hands when picked up. She has been moved from available to Permanent resident because of weight loss (possible cancer) and her nipping.

 


Montana group - Foster home in Stephensville MT

Mister

Intake Date:

Approx Birth Date: 2008

Gender: Male

Color: Sable

Size: Medium

Mister was turned into us when his owner was in a bad accident and unable to care for him anymore.  He had a horrible itching problem in the middle of his back.  The owner never took him to the vet and he had this condition the whole year she had him.  A quick vet visit and a round of steriods cleared him right up.  He is a sweet boy who has some sight issues, we believe he is mostly blind.  He now has Adrenal Disease.

He needs a sponsor for his care.

Larry

Intake Date:

Approx Birth Date: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Sable

Size: Medium

Larry and his girl, Perry, were surrendered when their owner had to go into assisted living.  They have never known abuse nor neglect.

He needs a sponsor for his care.

Perry

Intake Date:

Approx Birth Date: 2008

Gender: Female

Color: Sable

Size: Tiny

This spec of a ferret gets into anything she wants to.  She is best known for climbing up the back of entertainment stands, crawling through the wire access holes, and stealing items off those shelves.  She is a fun gal who loves her boys Larry and Mister.

Jack

Intake Date:

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Dark eyed white

Size: Medium

Jack came in with Jill whose owner had rescued them from a life of pizza and dog food.

That rescuer had not cleared it with her husband so off to her parents they go.

Parents already had two ferrets who hated each other so adding two more did not work out.

They called us and we made room for the pair.

Ever the inquisitive soul, he loves to talk (aka dook) and tell you all about his day.

Jack has medical issues, Adrenal Disease, that is treated with an implant currently. He may be considered for a new home but his medical needs must be addressed.

He does not like other ferrets. He was even a bully to his Jill.

 

He needs a sponsor for his care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bo Jackson

Intake Date: April 2014

Approx Birth Date: 2007

Gender: Male

Color: Dark eyed white

Size: Large

Bo Jackson came in with another ferret who he didn't like.  He does okay with his current friends.  He has Adrenal Dissease and really could use a sponsor for his care.

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