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Wish List & Thanks

Our shelter branch, like the Centre and Montgomery County branches, relies heavily on the generosity of fellow ferret supporters to keep our doors open. The cost of providing top-notch care, nutrition, and medical attention can at times be overwhelming. For more information on our expenses and need for donors, please see our Donation Information section of this site. Below is a current "wish list" of the things that are most needed at Planned Ferrethood, and we'd like to also take a moment to express our sincere thanks to our recent donors.

Are you looking for an easy (and free!) way to help the shelter? Save your Pro Plan weight circles and your 8 in 1 Ultimate UPCs (bar codes), and mail them to the shelter at PO Box 724, Greensburg PA 15601. Through a special program, the shelter can use these cut-outs for discounts on foods. Likewise, clip coupons for any products that may be of use to the shelter and mail them to the above address.

Topping the current needs here at Planned Ferrethood would be donations toward medical care and surgeries. Monthly shelter expenditures for vaccinations and routine veterinary care is approaching several hundred dollars, and that does not include the cost of emergencies and surgeries.

That said, we equally would like to find some very special homes who would be willing to take on the adoption or foster of a special needs ferret. Most adoption requests are for the younger ferrets - which is good, because we have many younger ferrets for adoption. However, we also have very special older ferrets that want a good, loving home to call their own. If you have the means to accept one of these ferrets into your home and your heart, they will reward you ten times over with their love.

On the supplies side of the wish list... we have a great need for canned Science Diet A/D (available from your veterinarian). Our preferred foods include Totally Ferret, Eight in One Ultimate (not Ultra Blend), Eukanuba Kitten, and Pro Plan Kitten. We go through a great deal of litter, but please note that we only use wood stove pellets (available at any home improvement store or agricultural supply store). Supplements such as Ferretone and Laxatone are always welcome. We also go through an enormous amount of cleaning supplies, particularly paper towels, bleach, Arm and Hammer laundry detergent. Puppy training pads are helpful as litter pan liners for ferrets recovering from surgery, and we love the microwaveable heating pads.

To Miss Gina: Thank you for all of your wonderful work for us and for ferrets in general. Webmaster for many, travel companion, shelter helper extraordinaire, and a great friend. We thank you so much for just being you and for being there when we need you for anything!! We would like to extend a special thank you to Miss Gina for being our webmaster for the past almost 5 years. We appreciate her contributions to the PFRA of Westmoreland County immensely. Gina has "passed the torch" on to us here at the shelter for maintaining the web site, so please bear with us as we learn the basics of web design and upkeep ;-) THANK YOU Gina!!!

To Sonya S.: Thank you SO MUCH for you continued support of ALL of the branches of the PFRA!! We all really appreciate it, you're the BEST!!

To Pam D.: Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful bedding that you not only created and surprised us with, but also for you continued love and support of the ferrets at the PFRA of Westmoreland County.

To our regular shelter cleanup crew: THANK YOU THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES THANK YOU!!!! We couldn't possibly do it without all of you guys. We and the ferrets appreciate all your help and devotion GREATLY!!!

To our adopters (past, present and future): Thank you all so much for opening your hearts and your homes to these wonderful shelter ferrets. You've all shown them what its like to be loved, cared for, and to be part of a family. We thank you for being you and allowing us to be comfortable letting "our babies" become "your babies. Don't forget those updates, we absolutely LOVE hear from all of you!!

To those we've missed: Please don't be hurt or mad. We simply can't keep track of all of the wonderful people who continue to support the PFRA of Westmoreland County with donations of money, time, supplies, etc. . . We do appreciate all of your wonderful donations and we are going to make a better attempt to thank people in a more organized fashion. Thank you!!

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