Ok, everyone ,I'm new here but not new to pet rescue or forums. (I'm addicted to pug and rescues) ok so, I have 2 ferrets I believe we're bought together in dec 2014 as babies and I rescued / threatened someone in May for them. They are mine and now fat, healthy cuddle fuzz bugs. Ok, now that I got that out of the way let me start my real conversation; as I said I have been in contact with animals my whole life and have rescued,bred, raised grown and buried a lot of animals. I know the importance of the right food and environment. And I'll admit that marshals makes me ill, anything with marshals name on it I refuse to buy or support( as the poor pet smart guy found out when mentioning marshals to me). So since I live in north Louisiana there is nothing here for ferrets, rescue or a good responsible breeder. So of course me being superwoman I was thinking... How can I do this??? I dnt want to breed necessarily mainly bc I would be too picky (like a rescue ) and I would never home the babies.. Lol (seriously) so any help advice, or whatever you think would be helpful!!!!
Awe. Thanks a million. Well fundraising is ok and good I have kids in travel ball... We can fundraise our faces off.. Lol I see so many that are looking to rehome and all that so I think since no one does it around here it should be good..
Don't take in more than you can support and take care of yourself and do not count on ferrets being adopted. Adoptions are at a standstill across the country. It is easy to get in over your head.
Reading this today, it sounds much sharper than intended. I really shouldn't answer things when pressed for time. I've become a bluntly honest to the point person. In all seriousness you shouldn't open your doors until you have $4000-$5000 in savings that you can replenish as you use it. You cannot depend on outside funding. I have a fundraiser going now and it has raised ~$400. The one I did a few years ago for the shelter before me raised $3000. The funds are just not out there.
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
Hey all.... No, I dnt think you sounded harsh at all.. I know the cost, I worked with pug rescue for yrs.. My plan is to one day breed to where people have an option to not by the Marshall ferrets ( not for profit) so that means minimal breeding if I even did that.. For the rescue I would almost have to wait until my kids are in high school or college so I could have time to dedicate to ant animals that needed help or attn. now my kids are 13& 9 so it's not that far off. I'm lucky to have a lot of vets in my area and I'm close with my vet now so I think when I'm ready if ever... I should be good... Again I hope