Maddie Maddie has been at the shelter since Sept '09! As one of the long-time residents, Maddie has been a mascot for the shelter. Poor Maddie-boy has many issues - Insulinoma, adrenal disease, tumors, cataracts, retinal atrophy, decaying teeth, ... you name it, he's got it! He's now completely blind. He's had several surgeries over the years, but now his heart is at risk and the doc says "no more". We keep Maddie as comfortable as possible and enjoy him every day.

The Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue has grown significantly over the past year. Our main shelter in Brandy Station, VA has reached our facility limit of 70 ferrets. Our Richmond foster home is at 30 ferrets. We have expanded with foster homes in Virginia Beach, Charlottesville area and down in North Carolina. That’s about a 350-mile radius, and well over 100 ferrets! Plans are in work for the construction of a much needed new shelter for expansion – details are forthcoming.

Caring for all these ferrets is a full-time job for several of us. Just keeping everyone fed and watered, cleaned, and rotating ferrets in/out of their cages is a monumental task that we perform each and every day. Then there’s medicines to be administered (as necessary), toe nails to be cut, ears to be cleaned, bathing due to incontinence, transports to the vet, and a ton of laundry to be done. Volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated!

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We are in need of these basic supplies:

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We go through about 250 lbs of kibble per month. We also have ferrets on raw diets, costing ~$200/month.

a.) Wysong Ferret Epigen 90
b.) Go! Fit and Free
c.) Orijen Cat and Kitten
d.) Nature’s Variety Instinct – Chicken, Duck and Turkey, and/or Rabbit
e.) Nature’s Variety Instinct (canned, for duck soup)
f.) Drs. Foster and Smith Ferret kibble
g.) (raw) Hare Today and Gone Tomorrow, whole Chicken grind
h.) (raw) Chicken livers and gizzard, turkey neck, beef heart

2. Supplements
a.) Carnivore Care
b.) Most any freeze-dried food/supplements (we use in our duck soup)
c.) Nupro ferret supplement
d.) Salmon or coconut oil
e.) 8in1 FerreTone and FerretVite
f.) Probiotics

Vet bills can be paid directly to either of the following:

Dr. Tom Kawasaki
Old Bridge Veterinary Hospital
3604 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 494-0094

Dr. Michael Zuccaro
Brook Run Animal Clinic
7416 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 262-8621

Gifts can be sent to our main shelter location:

Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue
19524 Swamp Poodle Lane
Brandy Station, VA 22714
(703) 342-9032
Please Send Gifts to:
Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue
Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue
19524 Swamp Poodle Lane
Brandy Station, VA 22714
(703) 342-9032
Vet Bills Can Be Paid At:
Dr. Tom Kawasaki (703) 494-0094
Old Bridge Veterinary Hospital
3604 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge VA USA 22192
-OR- Dr. Michael Zuccaro, (804) 262-8621, Brook Run Animal Clinic, 7416 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227

Maddie has a Santa.


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