Other Furry Friends
We, at the Ferret Guardian Rescue Haven, are focused on saving ferrets. This does not mean, however, that we care for ferrets only. Over the years, we have determined that there is some magnetic force that attracts homeless animals to our front porch. We have cared for cats, dogs, birds, squirrels, and even a family of possums (who still come and eat from the cat bowls when they prepare for winter). This section of our site is dedicated to the other wanderers that we find in need of our care.
Bobbi is a small kitten that was rescued from a woman that could no longer care for her nor her two siblings. All three came in at the estimated age of 4 to 5 weeks old. They were bottle fed for the first month here and one still enjoys a bottle. All three had conjunctivitis in their eyes and had to be medicated. They are all in good health at this time.
Bear (aka. Boo Bear, BooBoo, Booty Bear) is, we think, a Chow - Lab mix. He was found by a relative and delivered to us as a puppy. He was in great health and is still a bundle of joy. Is only weakness is that he cant' stand to get his feet wet. Here he is sharing the world with a cat.
Some of the calls that we receive are hilarious. Diane received a call one afternoon that there was a ferret in the Wal-Mart parking lot. They had trapped it in a 33 gallon trashcan. Diane went to pick it up and discovered that it was not a ferret. After it leapt strait out of the can, they eventually captured it again. After researching the animal, Diane discovered that this is a wild ermine. Fang has since crossed over, but he had a loving life while with us.
In late August (2001), I had stopped at a local grocery store. When I stepped out of the car, I heard the unmistakable cry of a baby kitten. After investigation, I found the kitten abandoned on a wood pile. I decided to check back after I finished in the store. Sure enough, the kitted was still there, with no sign of any other kittens nor a mother. It was still bawling its eyes out. We estimated the kitten to be about 2 weeks old and we (Diane mostly) have bottle-fed it. In the pictures below, you can see that Rita does not know what to think about the new addition.
We have had the privilege on two occasions to nurse orphaned squirrels until they could survive on their own. They are amazing little creatures that are a joy to play with, and cause sadness when they leave home to make their way in the world. We do see them occasionally at the feeder, and they let us get close, but we can no longer handle them.
We also have a small number of some of the most curious critters. This is a Sugar Glider. They are timid creatures with a very loud voice.