Our shelter branch, like the Montgomery and Westmoreland County
branches, relies heavily on the generosity of fellow ferret supporters
to keep our doors open. The cost of providing top-notch care, nutrition,
and medical attention can at times be overwhelming. For more information
on our expenses and need for donors, please see our Donation
Information section of this site. Below is a current "wish
list" of the things that are most needed at the Centre County
branch of the PFRA, and we'd like to also take a moment to express our
sincere thanks to recent donors to the PFRA of Centre County.
Are you looking for an easy (and free!) way to help the shelter? Save your
Pro Plan weight circles and your 8 in 1 Ultimate UPCs (bar codes), and
mail them to the shelter at PO Box 1206, State College, PA 16804. Through
a special program, the shelter can use these cut-outs for discounts on
foods. Likewise, clip coupons for any products that may be of use to the
shelter and mail them to the above address.
Topping the current needs here at the PFRA of Centre County would be
donations toward medical care and surgeries. Monthly shelter expenditures
for vaccinations and routine veterinary care is approaching several
hundred dollars, and that does not include the cost of emergencies and
That said, we equally would like to find some very special homes who would
be willing to take on the adoption or foster of a special needs ferret.
Most adoption requests are for the younger ferrets - which is good,
because we have many younger ferrets for adoption. However, we also have
very special older ferrets that want a good, loving home to call their
own. If you have the means to accept one of these ferrets into your home
and your heart, they will reward you ten times over with their love.
On the supplies side of the wish list... we have a great need for canned
Science Diet A/D (available from your veterinarian). Our preferred foods
include Totally Ferret, Eight in One Ultimate (not Ultra Blend or
Premium), Zupreem, Innova Feline, Eukanuba Lamb & Rice or Kitten formula,
TFS Superior Choice (available from www.theferretstore.com), and Pro Plan
We go through a great deal of litter, but please note that we only use
wood stove pellets (available at any home improvement store).
Supplements such as Ferretone and NutriStat/Nutrical or Ferretvite.
Hairball remedies like Laxatone or LaxaStat (or any kitty version) are
always welcome. We also go through an enormous amount of cleaning supplies
(Odo Ban, Nature's Miracle, Roccal, Syphenol-3, etc.), paper towels,
bleach, and Arm and Hammer laundry detergent.
We are always extremely grateful to the kind souls who do make donations
to our shelter. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank
the following people for their recent donations to the PFRA of Centre
To Peggy Alden-Clapper, who is one of the greatest volunteers/foster
mom/etc. in the shelter's history. She has provided many wonderful items
for the shelter, donated her time to watch the shelter and is a great
foster mom to many needy ferrets whose lives would not be as wonderful as
they are if she did not take them in. Thank you!
To Joann Palmer - another great volunteer who, among other great services,
has taken the lead on helping to form a local ferret club - thank you for
your time and caring!
To Lisa Little - a great shelter cleaner and ferret-sitter, we don't know
what we would do without you and your friendship!
To Kerry Barstad - a great volunteer who helps clean the shelter at least
once a week and likes to take road trips on shelter business. Thank you
for all your time and patience!
To Sonya S., Thank you so much for your continued sponorship of Stripe &
Gambit. They do appreciate it (and so do we!) - you're wonderful!
To Betty & the FuzzieRebels - thank you for adopting my terrible trio and
then actually coming back for more to foster another three! It's
heartwarming to see how you open your home to these older ferrets that
otherwise would be living out their lives in the shelter!
To SherryLynn & Matt - thank you for adopting Kazimir and giving a good
home to Umph as a foster ferret. Foster homes are very special people who
can make a fuzzie's last few years extremely special - thank you!
To Ellen and Harriet the Ferriet - thank you for your cash donation and
the bag of Totally Ferret - it was greatly needed, thank you!
To Heidi - you know what I'm thanking you for - the ferrets appreciate it!