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 on: May 25, 2012, 06:21:55 AM 
Started by michel799 - Last post by michel799

 on: April 25, 2012, 06:56:36 PM 
Started by ferretfan - Last post by Viper
Looks like he's now at the Carling Animal Hospital...  Wink

 on: April 23, 2012, 06:51:20 PM 
Started by dodgingwrenches - Last post by ferretfan
My Pepsi is on his second implant and it's still helping, although his fur has gotten thinner and coarser as the years go by.  The unfortunate truth is this is not a cure, it only delays the effects, so there will come a day where the implant alone will not be able to counter the effects of the growing tumour.

If she continues to be lethargic and itchy, I would suggest a vet visit to rule out other possible issues.

 on: April 22, 2012, 08:03:54 AM 
Started by dodgingwrenches - Last post by dodgingwrenches
I'd normally ask Dr Auger about this, but not sure where he is nowadays. My Squirt got her second deslorelin implant this past fall, but she's not for the first time in years showing symptoms. Tail fur is almost gone, and she's lethargic and somewhat itchy. I guess the implant isn't working. Anyone else have similar experiences with the second implant? Mine were two years apart as per Dr Auger's direction (although some say this was too long, but she wasn't symptomatic when she got the second one)

 on: April 22, 2012, 07:58:36 AM 
Started by ferretfan - Last post by dodgingwrenches
Any idea where he is?

 on: April 16, 2012, 05:37:46 PM 
Started by ferretfan - Last post by ferretfan
FYI, Dr Auger is no longer at Crown Pointe.  The best alternative is Carling Animal Hospital.

 on: March 11, 2012, 09:53:41 AM 
Started by alliemackie - Last post by alliemackie

Come join us at FerretFest 2012, a ferret fun day benefiting the Ferret Rescue Society of Ottawa, Ottawa's one and only ferret rescue! Come out for a fun afternoon including: - Not sure if a ferret is right for you? Learn about ferret care/ health and meet our foster ferrets with our FRSO board members!.

- Win some awesome prizes in our silent auction & raffle!

- Fun for kids too! Colouring contest and game cheerleaders!

- Compete with your own ferrets in tube races, slide bowling, trick contests and the ever-popular Ferret Show! New this year: Easter Egg Hunt!

- Vendors: Montreal Critters with the usual array of incredible ferret products, and Global Pet Foods with ferret nutrition information and freebies!

- Visit our grooming station for a mini spa treatment: nail trim & ear cleaning!

This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year; don't miss out, and bring your ferrety friends if you got em!

 on: March 04, 2012, 01:08:03 PM 
Started by AHoward8 - Last post by Ferrettaxi
Well it's my turn to offer public apologies to all our supporters and volunteers...

I who have unfortunately been unable to keep up with all our incoming emails due to a major computer crash about three weeks ago.  In addition to this I was in the midst of starting a new job and was in training with no computer access at work.

The FRSO board suffered a scare at Christmas.  One of our board members has had some serious health issues and we are trying to help out in any way we can.

All this to say...I wanted to thank everyone involved who helped pull together to get us back on track. I appreciate the help:) Thanks for taking over all the emails Beth, even if it's only temporary:) Thanks for getting me a temporary laptop, albeit an ancient one.  I can at least write and check emails and not have to stay at work till 9PM to do so:) Thanks to Lynn for making all the email changes so quickly:) Thanks to Jess and Ali for taking over the FerretFest organization, don't know what we'd do without you:) And thanks to the support from Annie and Louise, as always:)

I know a lot of you have offered to help out for FerretFest, so I'll be able to thank you all in person:)

On a happier note, Ashley, thank you for giving Lune (prev.Guidoune) and Tristan a "forever home". They couldn't have found a better new "mom and dad"Smiley

Jen L. 

 on: February 26, 2012, 12:39:33 PM 
Started by AHoward8 - Last post by Fuzzie_fan
Hi Ashley,

All the folks working with the rescue are volunteers so sometimes it takes a little while to hear back.  Please be patient with them - they are taking care of their own work, families and of course caring for our shelter / foster ferrets and sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day!

 on: February 25, 2012, 04:53:36 PM 
Started by AHoward8 - Last post by AHoward8
Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the forum, so I figured I would take a minute to introduce myself Smiley I'm Ashley, and I'm hoping to adopt a little fuzzbut of my own very soon!!

I've put in my adoption application about a week ago, but things sure have been slow moving. Haven't heard a peep back yet.. not sure if this is normal or not? I've tried calling and emailing and no luck yet! We had hoped to get an appointment to meet with some foster families/fuzzies this weekend, but at this rate that doesn't look like it's going to happen..

I couldn't be more excited to add a ferret (or two!) to our home! We currently have two cats and a lovable Siberian Husky, and are also "cat sitting" my boyfriends cat. It's a full house, and I wouldn't have it any other way.  Cheesy

I have co-owned a ferret in the past, but sadly she was taken from me when my ex and I split up. It was incredibly difficult on me, as I had grown very very attached to her. That was about 4 years ago now, and I'm now more than ready to open up my home to a new little fuzzy, who will be spoiled rotten you can be sure! Both my boyfriend and I have been around various animals all our lives, and I honestly couldn't live in a home without pets! They add so much to a home, and on those days when I'm feeling a bit out of sorts, they can always cheer me up Smiley
And on a side note, this afternoon we went into the Carlingwood petstore. Not a good idea! We were in the area and needed some kitty litter, so we went in. They had one little ferret in there, and my heart went out to him. No toys at all in his cage, no hammocks or soft bedding, and regular old kitty litter in a box. Poor thing! I tried to kindly speak to the girl running the store (who looked to be about 20, and dumb as nails..) and tell her that he needed proper ventilation and toys, and that the litter they provided could cause respiratory problems.. and she just stared at me and said he's perfectly well taken care of and loves his cage. Blah blah blah. He was in a large fish tank style cage, with another right on top of his. I wonder how he gets any air in there at all! I was so heartbroken I wanted to buy him on the spot.. but I fought the urge and walked out. It's appalling how they treat those animals Sad Ah, well that's my rant! Certainly didn't intend for that to happen!

Well, we both hope we're contacted soon, as I'm looking forward to bringing home our new little one. Does anyone have any idea how long, on average, it takes to hear something back? I would have thought 1-2 days or so, but we're going on 5 or 6 now!

We're both looking forward to the upcoming FerretFest on the 24th of March on a happier note! I would love to volunteer, and hopefully we have our own fuzzy to bring along with us. It seems like a fantastic place to meet new people as well!

Geesh that's a long one! I tend to go on and on when excited Tongue Ha ha Looking forward to chatting with you all!


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