Donatello Hi Santas,
Life has been good since coming here. Rescue Mom has been in my life since I was about 6 weeks old. You see I was one of many shipped to the pet store to be sold. It’s not so bad, a little scary but we have each other to rely on while in route to the store. But when I got there my friends got sick. They had to spend time in what the store called “quarantine”. I cried and yelled for them to come back. Well I think I was pretty loud but I can only guess as I am deaf. But when I made what I felt to be loud noises, people came to see me. I wasn’t sure about them and they wanted me to stay still. NO I wanted to RUN! So I bit them as hard as I could. That is when I first met Rescue Mom. She smiled and held me but also let me run around. That was so much better. Although she didn’t take me home then.
Only a short time after meeting Mom, I was taken from the store. Mom says I was stolen. It was a dark time for me. Young people frightened me and I bit and screamed at them. There was no food and I was in a smaller cage than before. I think only a day passed until I was thrown outside after biting the people who stole me. Then a bigger person picked me up and she was pretty nice but still no food. Rescue Mom figures I was gone from the store for about 3 days with no food. The thieves and big person put stuff they must have thought was food but it was for rats. Mom said the big person placed me for sale on something called Craigslist and she came got me.
Once we were at Mom’s house, there was FOOD! And even another ferret I had met when Mom had played with me at the store, Speckles. He showed me how nice it was here.
It has been just over a year since I got here and I learned not to bite people. I haven’t seen those other people again and I am glad. Mom says I am what is called a “spokesferret”. I get to go in parades and places where I meet a lot of people.
Santa, I promise to be good and show people that we are not rats. How to properly feed us and take care of use. I also promise to not bite people in frustration ever again.
Love all you do big man,
Please Send Gifts to:
Sammys Clubhouse Spokane Ferret Rescue
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Sammy’s Clubhouse is the last remaining ferret rescue that serves Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. We do our best but we need support from the community to keep going.
We are fortunate that the rescues who have closed around us have donated many hammocks and cages. We wish they were staying around because this caused a huge influx in our hospice ferrets.
With these donations, this leaves us in need of medical funds and food for the almost 60 ferrets here. Only a third of our population are healthy enough to rehome. We really need melatonin implants which can be purchased from Support Our Shelters at a drastically reduced price. Because of the age of most of our ferrets, they really could use a good dental cleaning which averaging in price of 75-150. Then our kids need food.
We feed Drs Foster and Smith ferret food, Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost chicken (cat food), Zupreem, Marshalls and they go through a large supply of Marshall's Uncle Jim's Duk Soup along with Ferretone (8 in 1 Skin and Coat Supplement).
Of course the ferrets all love Totally Ferret Turkey Venison and Lamb, Orijen cat and kitten or FROMM chicken or duck.
Then for treats the ferrets like Nbones Chicken and Marshall Bandit treats, chicken is the most popular flavor.

The shelter also would like any of the following items which help support additional shelters:
Dr T’s Amazing Ferret Fixins Soup Mix –
Pooppin’ Pumpkin. Found at
Pickle Juice (better than Ferretone) -

Thank you all
Vet Bills Can Be Paid At:
Dr. Julia Leese
Mt Empire Veterinary Services
12619 E Sprague Avenue, Suites 1 & 2
Spokane Valley WA US 99216
Not only does Dr. Leese run a very low cost veterinary clinic but also a dog and cat rescue/rehoming service with her self wash dog business. We could not do this without her.

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