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Basic Volunteer Work

Current Shelter Population: 102

Basic Volunteer Work


Basic Volunteers

There are anywhere between 60 and 130 ferrets in the Shelter at any given time. The basic workload for a new volunteer will be:

  • Exercise Time / Cage Cleanings
    • Every 30 to 40 minutes, 1-3 cages (a play group) worth of ferrets are placed into one playpen to exercise.
    • While the ferrets are enjoying “out time,” you will:
    • Clean and refill food dishes
    • Clean and refill water bottles
    • Clean out the litter box
    • Tidy up or replace the cage laundry
    • When the time is up, which really depends upon how quickly you can reset their cages, you will:
    • Return the ferrets to their cage
    • Clean out the playpens with disinfectant
    • Put the playpen toys into the sink and wash them
    • Put new toys into the playpens
  • Feedings
    • Each day, between 5 and 15 ferrets will need to be fed a soft food one to two times a day. This means you will:
    • Fill a small food bowl with a prepared mix of food and heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave
    • Spoon-feed the animal if necessary or just watch it while it eats

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Monthly Shelter Expenses

Cleaning Supplies:

..all prices are approximate..

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 Animal House of Chicago

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Glenwood Village Pet Hospital

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Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital 

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Casey's Hidden Pantry

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Ferret Breeders Network

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