I know it’s Tuesday and I’ve yet to get my Melinda’s Outdoors Mondays and my Boozy Tuesdays articles up, but a fellow ferret blogger (check her out at: http://mustelamania.wordpress.com/) shared this article on her blog, and I felt compelled to do the same.
The article discusses the overwhelming number of ferrets in shelters in the states of Oregon and Washington (although it is a problem all over the country). Many ferret shelters cannot take care of all the ferrets that are coming into their care because there are just too many. I would like to encourage everyone who is considering getting a pet ferret to adopt first instead of buying from a pet store. Check out your local ferret shelter or humane society, or even just check Craig’s List to see if there are people in your area who are looking for a new home for a ferret they cannot take care of anymore.
This article made me wish I still lived in Washington so that I could volunteer at one of the ferret shelters mentioned in the article (or perhaps adopt a ferret so that my Alfie has a pal!). Although I would not trade my pet store-bought Alfie for anything in this world, when I do eventually get a fuzzy friend for him, s/he will definitely be from a shelter.
Happy Ferranting (a new term I learned from the blog where I saw the article!)!