This just breaks my heart that someone did this to a ferret:
WASHINGTON TWP. -- Abandoned at just a few months of age, Philip was on the verge of starving to death. The three-month-old baby ferret was left to fend for itself in the wild, where these domesticated animals just don't have the skills or instincts needed to survive on their own outdoors.
Fortunately for Philip, he was found outside a Pennsylvania home in just a nick of time. "Philip was really on his last legs; he was so emaciated and dazed, continually falling over," said Tamara von Ouhl, president of the non-profit ferret rescue operation Concerned Ferret Owners, which took Philip into care at its Washington Township shelter.
Since then, Philip has made a remarkable recovery -- he's in tip top physical condition and is waiting to be adopted read about Philip's recovery