Welcome to Lakeroad Ferret Farm Rescue/Shelter, Inc.


   • Surrendered to the Shelter on March 18, 2015.
   • Buster is a sable male.

   • He has a far away family in Staten Island, NY!
   • Read about how he arrived at the Shelter by clicking here, or read his latest updates below.

September 3, 2017:
  I moved Buster into the ferret room.

August 3, 2017:
  Dear far away Mom and Dad - Mum says a big box came in with my name on it. Mum was up to her ears in construction people, our cold box in the ferret room died last weekend. Mum got us a new one only both the old and the new were an in the wall unit. Mum knew full well she was not going to make that happen.
  Turns out the new unit was 2 inches bigger than the old so they had to make the hole in the wall bigger. Took 4 solid hours. You know that hurricane honing in on Texas, well it came here first right through the shelter - man this place is a mess. Anyway, Mum says she will let me open the box this weekend and she will get pictures of me doing that.
Thanks for picking me to be your far away fur kid.

August 3, 2017:
  Dear far away family, Mum tells me you are going to be my far away family. That you live far, far away sometimes on the East coast and sometimes on the West coast. Mum also said you would like to send me some stuffs and I can tell you what I would like.. here is a few links of things that would make me happy and dance the happy dance. Bil-jac Little-jacs Small Dog Treats, Marshall Bandits Premium Ferret Treats, Ferretone.

July 5, 2017:
  Buster is eating soup and kibble on his own we are out of the woods.

July 1, 2017:
  I've had to feed Buster soup with a dropper. He is not eating on his own, I was extremely concerned this morning because he was not pooing a peeing but he is doing that now. I will continue the dropper feedings until I see his face in the kibble dish.

June 30, 2017:
  Doc did send me the pictures of what he took out of Buster I have attached them for you to see. OFD says he has no idea what this is. First time for both of us. One of them was attached to the outside of his intestine the others were just hanging out not attached to anything. They were sent to Washington State pathology to be tested. I put the sick pen up for Buster, it only took 2 weeks before it was needed again. He must stay quiet and not climb anything so the sick pen will give him room to move around without climbing and I can monitor his food intake and his poo output. The first 72 hrs are crucial to keep a close eye on their food intake.

June 15, 2017:
  I made the appointment for Josie and Buster to have their surgery on June 29th Josie has the subcutaneous adenoma on her back, and Buster has a mass on his intestine. OFD found both these issues when he checked them out last Saturday.

Arrival Story:
  We got a call that a ferret was caught in a Have -A- Heart trap, could we come get him. We got this little one home settled him in and expected to hear from the owner about losing their ferret. We never got a call, he was most likely tossed out the backdoor of his home.
  OFD saw him on Fuzzbutt day June 10th, Buster got his vaccines then OFD discovered he had a mass in his belly. We scheduled an appointment for surgery on June 29, 2017.
  OFD found several masses in Buster. One large mass was floating 4 were attached to parts of Busters insides. Buster is hanging in the sick pen for 10 days before he gets returned to his shelter cage.