Colorado Gives Day – Dec. 6th

Colorado Gives Day is just around the corner.

Support Ferret Dreams Rescue on Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado’s largest one-day online giving movement, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we need your support.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Last year we raised $6,507.39. This year, our goal is to raise $7,000.00. Your support helps us continue to care for all the sick and injured ferrets that come our way.

About Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round website featuring more than 1,900 nonprofits. ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

$1 Million Incentive Fund
Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

To donate to us on Colorado Gives Day, go to . https://www.coloradogives.org/FerretDreamsRescueAndAdoption/overview

Beginning November 1, 2016, schedule your donation early – Under Donation Type – Make sure to check “Co Gives Day” so that the donation counts on December 6th. Thank you, Matthew and Lee!  Your credit/debit card won’t be charged until December 6th.

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Holiday Raffle Items For You And Your Ferrets

Join us on November 20th for our annual Holiday Party and Raffle with the Mile High Ferret Club.  See the Holiday Party and Raffle Post on our website for more information.

Here are pics of some of the great raffle items you can win for you and your ferrets!  Must be present to win!  The following raffle items will be $1 a ticket or 15 for $10

Our Big Ticket Raffle Item this year is a 4 Ft. Birch Tree complete with LED lighting and 6 Holiday Ornaments by Artist Sierra Tiegs.  Globe Ornaments, Snowflakes and Stars all hand-painted with beautiful ferrets.  Tickets for this item valued at $225.00 will be $3 each or 4 for $10.

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Holiday Ferret Party and Year-End Raffle

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Join us for our End Of Year Holiday Party and Raffle. The giant playpen will be converted into a Winter Wonderland for your ferrets. Santa will drop by to see which ferrets have been naughty and which have been nice. Santa will be available for pictures with you and your ferrets.

Ferret Dreams Rescue & Adoption will have another huge End Of Year Raffle to benefit their Medical Fund. Over 25 great items will be raffled off – Items for you and for your ferrets.
Big Ticket Raffle Items: $3 a ticket or 4 for $10
Regular Raffle Items: $1 a ticket or 15 for $10
Keep an eye out for pictures of all raffle items coming soon.

This year, the Mile High Ferret Club will be collecting items for another ferret rescue in need. This year, we will be collecting for Denise’s Delightful Dookers Ferret Rescue in Washington State. More info in this newsletter.

Admission Fee:
Mile High Ferret Club Members: Free
Non-Member: $10 per person

As usual, we will have a Potluck so bring something yummy to share. Desserts and Drinks will be provided.

When: Sunday, November 20th from 1pm – 3pm
Where: Lakeview Event Center
7864 W. Jewell Ave. Lakewood, Colorado 80232

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Halloween Party Pics – Mile High Ferret Club

Sunday, October 23rd was a perfect day for all our ferret friends and guest to celebrate Halloween with a Party and Costume Contest for the ferrets.  Over 40 ferrets enjoyed playing in the giant playpen which was converted into a scary dungeon complete with coffin and other scary stuff.

The contest was judged by Miss Sherrie Escue who had the most difficult task of all, picking the best ferret costume.   All the ferrets that participated won a prize!  Prizes consisted of Halloween themed Artwork, Bedding and Jewelry.

The top 5 Winners were:

1st Place: Waffles & Dusty as Cheech and Chong

2nd Place: Hannah & Harley as Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

3rd Place: Bandit and Snow as Batman and Robin

4th Place: Pinkerton as Ducktales and Pirate

5th Place: Bandit as a Bunny

We want to thank all our guests for a wonderful party.  Special thanks to Jim and Sherrie for the great photos and the cupcakes.  Belinda Poirier and volunteers for setting up and decorating the Hall.  Staci Lombardi, Heather Pittman and Matthew and Lee for donating the prizes.  Finally, thanks to all who stayed afterwards to help clean up.

Photos below of our event, courtesy of Jim and Sherrie Escue

 

Christie – DreamAngel for Pepper and Charlie

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Christie and Charlie

 

Christie contacted us recently about our DreamAngel program.  Christie adopted a ferret named Moe from Ferret Dreams back in 2007.  Moe has since passed away and Christie wanted to be a part of a ferrets life again and thought that the best way for her was to become a DreamAngel.  This is what Christie wrote:

I wanted to become a Dream Angel because I wanted to support Ferret Dreams on a regular basis and loved the option of visiting a ferret occasionally. I choose to sponsor Pepper and Charlie. I liked that Pepper and I came to Ferret Dreams on the same weekend. Her story really touched my heart and I look forward to hearing about her progress at Ferret Dreams Rescue.

I also choose Charlie. He was white which reminded me of one of my former ferrets, Nikki, so I wanted to sponsor him in memoriam of my sweet little ol’ guy. When we went outside for pictures Matthew mentioned it was his first time outside. I would like to visit Charlie again and give him some more fun outdoor playtime and his favorite salmon treats.

Ferret Dreams holds a special place in my heart. Although I am not in a place in my life where I can provide a forever home, I can contribute to those in need and I appreciate this local, non-profit charity that supports a cause I find very worthy.

Pepper is a 1 1/2 yr old ferret who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma on her lower spine  She is unable to use her hind legs and must be expressed several times a day due to her inability to urinate on her own.  She is on steroids to held with her disease and pain relievers to make her more comfortable.

Charlie is a 5 year old ferret who recently lost his cagemate Tobey unexpectedly.  Charlie seems a little lost and lonely but we will do our best to give him the extra love and attention he deserves.

If you would like more information about our DreamAngel program, please contact us at matthew@ferretdreams.org

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Pepper all comfy

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Christie, Ryan and Pepper

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Ferret Frightfest and Costume Contest

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Join us for another Ferret Frightfest with the Mile High Ferret Club. Our giant playpen will be converted into a Spooky, Scary Dungeon for your ferrets. Plus the first 24 guests will receive a Trick or Treat Bag filled with ferret and human toys and treats.

The big attraction is our ever popular costume contest. There will be great prizes for the most original costumes for your ferret. Ferrets only need to wear costume during judging.
Rules for Costume Contest:
May only enter once
Enter either a single ferret or several together with a common theme.
Ferret Owners are welcome to dress in costume too!

Lots of great prizes for best original costumes!

Admission:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per person

When: Sunday, October 23rd from 1pm – 3pm
Where: Lakeview Event Center
7864 W, Jewell Ave., Lakewood, Colorado

Not a Member?  You can join today and enjoy a year of free ferret events.

Go to our store on this website and join.  Only $40 for singles or $65 for couple/family.

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6th Annual Wine & Cheese Benefit Was Huge Success – $18,818.24

Over 125 guests gathered at the Hilton Garden In for our 6th Annual Wine and Cheese Benefit for our Medical Fund.  Guests were treated to an open bar with domestic wines and beers, Cheese and Fruit Platters and live music by Dan and Yoshi.

The crowd was thoroughly engaged with our auctioneer Jim Berz from Wow Events Denver.  He had the crowd laughing and bidding, cheering and applauding during the games, the live auction and the plea for donations.

We want to thank all who attend, the bidders and donors and also those who were unable to attend but donated anyway.

With your help, many ferrets will receive the medical attention they deserve.  Below are a few pictures from the event.

 

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