Current Shelter Population: 41
We, the GCFA, cordially invite every one and every ferret to help us celebrate this glorious season at our annual GCFA Holiday Party. Our holiday party is a celebration and a thank you to each one of you for your generous help and support throughout the year.
Your generosity was especially appreciated this year during the sorrowful time of the distemper outbreak at the shelter. We experienced profound heartbreak, but we were thankful for the ferrets that survived the horrible distemper virus. As a reminder, ferrets are always welcome at the holiday party, but they must be current on distemper vaccine.
The holiday party will be held from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm at 320 E. Wildwood, Villa Park, IL in the Community Recreation Building at Lyons Park. This location is a very short drive from many of the major expressways.
There will be a potluck lunch and it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring something for everyone to share, but it is not necessary. The GCFA will provide soft drinks, water and coffee.
There will be ferrety games for you and your ferret to enjoy. We will have our famous tube race, paper bag escape and the kissing contest. There is no charge for participation in any of the games and if you participate in the tube race, you get to take the three foot, black drainage tube home with you for your ferrets to keep enjoying!
The most popular event is the costume contest. Get your imagination in gear to create a fabulous costume for your fuzzy friend. A first place prize will be given out in each of our games and also for the costume contest.
For your holiday shopping, there will be sales tables with a plethora of wonderful new items and handmade items. I am sure you will be able to find some great presents to give your ferrets or a present for a special someone.
We will also have our famous annual holiday raffle. There are a lot of really great ferret items and wonderful gift baskets for humans and ferrets too.
We hope to see you all there on December 7th to share in the festive celebration of the holidays. Please come and join in the special bond that comes when ferret owners all get together and have FUN!!!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE GCFA!!!
COME CELEBRATE THE JOY OF OWNING FERRETS!!
2014 GCFA Calendars - Limited Edition
I am happy to announce that the 2014 GCFA Calendar is now officially available. All ferrets pictured are alumna from the GCFA. We are asking for a $15.00 donation in order to obtain a calendar. Please remember your donation goes to the care of GCFA ferrets currently at the shelter and in foster care.
You will be able to pick up the calendar at The Greatest Ferret Show On Earth on Saturday, October 12th. If you are planning on picking up a calendar.
If you can not make it to the Greatest Ferret Show On Earth, or you just want yours sooner, calendars will be available for shipping starting Tuesday, September 10th. If you are requesting your calendar be shipped, there is an additional shipping fee of $6.00. Payment can be made by check or money order (sorry, no PayPal), payable to GCFA. Once payment is received, your calendar will be shipped within that week.
Payment is to be sent to:
PO Box 3
Lyons, IL 60534
PLEASE NOTE: These calendars will not be exposed to the canine distemper virus in any way they are being housed offsite at a separate location. They are 100% safe to purchase and handle!
Ferret lovers are collecting aluminum cans to raise money for the GCFA with the help of the Frank Family. How so? Rather than just dropping your aluminum cans in your city recycle bin, please save your cans for the little fuzzies at GCFA!
The first collection date will be Saturday, March 31st and then the last Saturday of each month after that. You can drop off your collected cans at the Frank House, which is located at 1128 Crimson Ct., Naperville, IL and they will bring them to the recycling center and give the money to the GCFA. If the Frank Family is not home when you come, please just leave the cans securely bagged in front of their garage. The Frank family is also looking for others to volunteer their home to be a collection center for aluminum cans for the GCFA as well.
- Susan Price 2s512 River Oaks Dr., Warrenville, IL 60555
Kisses from all the Woozles at the GCFA Shelter and a sincere thank you goes out to all of you who can help!
P.S. Please do not drop cans off at the GCFA shelter, there just is not enough room! Moreover, if you are interested in keeping the tabs off of your cans for other donation purposes, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities, please feel free to do so as the GCFA is more concerned about collecting the actual cans for recycling.
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