Sweet, tiny Dora. We got a call from a lady that had seen a ferret running loose for about 2 weeks. The temperatures at the time had been in the upper 90's and even over 100 degrees. We went to where she had been last spotted, a chain link fence yard with four dogs. A neighbor had seen her sneaking over to eat the dogs food, the dogs stirred and went after little Dora. She screamed, ran and managed to get through the fence. We searched for two days through yards with enough piles of garbage to fill a dumpster or two or three. The smell was terrible. We didn't have to worry (sarcasm)about her finding water to drink because there was green, black and brown water standing in about everything laying around. On the second evening of the search this sweet little thing came out of the shed that was used to store more garbage. It was was packed full and the smell would gag you. Little Dora's belly was bruised from chest to tail. She either got caught in something or got into some poison. I think at one time Dora was a young fit little girl. Now the sweet little thing looses her balance easily. She can be just running along and fall over. Her blood work show's no sign of insulinoma. It seems to be more of a head injury. Little Dora has done the last of her outdoor exploring. Now she is left to run after shelter sisters and exploring closets and drawers.
All gifts are appreciated. Donations for vet expenses can be made to Springhurst Animal Hospital, 9909 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40241.
Needed items are Hills A/D Can Food, Totally Ferret-Turkey Lamb & Venison, Zupreem, Marshalls, Ferretone, bedding/blankets, jingle bell plastic balls and Kong toys.
Gifts may be sent to The Ferret Haven c/o Sheri Steinbach, 5316 Drifton Dr., Louisville, KY 40241. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering Dora.