Photo- Ashley Jarrells
Due to moving, loss of a job, lack of knowledge or a variety of reasons- sometimes a ferret needs help or a new home. Finding them a new home is something Ashley Jarrells feels is necessary and is willing to work to educate and find homes for those ferrets needing one.
Ashley Jarrells in Wapakoneta has teamed up with Crystal Walko from F.U.R.S., northeast Ohio, to run their first fundraising raffle. There are many great prizes including one free night at the Housley House Bed & Breakfast in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Other prizes are a 'Twilight' hoodie, ferret charm bracelet, many other ferret themed items and ferret supplies. Check out the details of their raffle at their Ferret Rescue Blogspot. Tickets are on sale until Saturday, March 27th, 2010 and the drawing for winners will be April 4th, 2010.
Ashley’s 2nd Chance Rescue has a fan page on face book and she can be reached at the phone number and address listed on her page. She is also an owner and has other pets. Dr. Higgins in Spencerville is the veterinarian used by Ashley’s 2nd Chance for ferret care and treatment. She gives him high regard for his help and assistance so it may be of interest to check out his services if you are a pet ferret owner.
This is what Ashley has to say from the blog spot:
“I grew up wanting ferrets as a pet and finally received one for Christmas 1999 by a family member. I am a dedicated animal lover of all kinds but have a special place in my heart for ferrets. I got started because I volunteered at West Central Ohio Ferret Shelter via Julie Fossa. I witnessed ferret surgeries and attended ferret shows with Julie and even helped on major rescues noted Utah. I learned first hand how to run a rescue Then one day Julie asked me to start a small rescue myself. She gave me the confidences and ability to run the rescue I have today. It’s the best job in the world in my opinion and the knowledge I have today about ferrets is only growing. I've had some rough surrenders in my short time as a rescue/shelter. A little girl, age 4, was surrendered and has helicobacter and a UTI that infected her bad since the day she had come into the rescue. It was a fight against time on feedings every three hours and meds. She seems to be improving. Recently I had to travel to Kentucky for 4 ferrets which the shelter had to end up buying them from the former owners. I felt it was needed because they were outside in the winter with no bedding. They were dirty, cold, hungry, and showing signs of sickness. I brought them home and properly cared for them. They are now great beautiful ferrets. “
Ashley's 2nd Chance Ferret Rescue