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Susan Jones resides in Odessa Texas

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My husband and I have loved ferrets since we brought our first albino home in 1993. I absolutely love their unique personalities and quirky antics. It wasn’t long before one became two and two became four. Then in December 1999...there could be no more. We brought home a little Y2K bug with ECE and vowed to never buy another sickly, farm-bred, pet-store ferret. I nursed three older ferrets furiously for months and my vet and I learned much about ferrets during that time. In 2007 we buried our precious, beautiful “Christmas”.

In 2008 we bought a house with ferrets in mind (at least in MY mind). After we settled in I began looking at private breeders. It wasn’t long before I came across a story about a breeder being investigated by PETA and they sent all their ferrets to auction. Well, there isn’t a great demand for dozens of breeder stock at auction and they wound up back in Texas with no place to go. An East Texas Rescue coordinated to save them, have them all checked out and...then fill the need to adopt out 76 ferrets. So we applied and were approved for four females. They are a handful, yet very special. We have now grown to a Texas six-pack (7 ferrets) and I love each and every one from the bottom of my heart. I cannot make it through a day without witnessing a ferret’s erratic display of uninhibited exuberance!