Current Shelter Population: 92
The GCFA has taken in over 7500 ferrets since our opening in 1987. Currently we have over 90 ferrets in the shelter waiting for their forever home. Half of these ferrets require daily medication and are fosterable.
Two ferrets that came in this year needing emergency medical care are Max (estimated at 8 months old) and Trixie (estimated at 4 years old).
Max was surrendered directly to a veterinary hospital because he was burned by liquid and suffered what can be equated to 2nd and 3rd degree burns. His owners could not afford medical treatment and were going to have him euthanized. The GCFA stepped in and provided medical care for Max who ended up losing several toes on one paw and parts of both of his ears due to the burns inflicted on him. I am happy to say Max was adopted and not only does he have a forever home, but he has been healing from his wounds and surgery and is expected to make a full recovery and live a quality life!
Trixie was surrendered to the shelter with multiple tumors on her body. After a exam we found that Trixie’s tumors were much more complicated. The tumors grew into her muscle mass and were attached to bone in her leg. Other than the tumors, by all accounts, Trixie was an active, feisty four year old, so after weighing her options with the doctors, we decided to save her life and amputate her leg. I am happy to say that Trixie has made a remarkable recovery and is as feisty as ever! She is still at the shelter and available for adoption or fostering to that special forever home!
Your generous support helps provide comfort and care to hundreds of ferrets like Max and Trixie in the GCFA shelter and foster homes, and the expert medical care and rehabilitation each needs to become strong and healthy for adopting into new, loving homes.
Ferret lovers are collecting aluminum cans to raise money for the GCFA with the help of the Frank Family. How so? Rather than just dropping your aluminum cans in your city recycle bin, please save your cans for the little fuzzies at GCFA!
The first collection date will be Saturday, March 31st and then the last Saturday of each month after that. You can drop off your collected cans at the Frank House, which is located at 1128 Crimson Ct., Naperville, IL and they will bring them to the recycling center and give the money to the GCFA. If the Frank Family is not home when you come, please just leave the cans securely bagged in front of their garage. The Frank family is also looking for others to volunteer their home to be a collection center for aluminum cans for the GCFA as well.
- Susan Price 2s512 River Oaks Dr., Warrenville, IL 60555
Kisses from all the Woozles at the GCFA Shelter and a sincere thank you goes out to all of you who can help!
P.S. Please do not drop cans off at the GCFA shelter, there just is not enough room! Moreover, if you are interested in keeping the tabs off of your cans for other donation purposes, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities, please feel free to do so as the GCFA is more concerned about collecting the actual cans for recycling.
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