All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it. — Samuel Butler
The Ferret Association of Connecticut generally holds three to four major events each year. Dates, when confirmed, will be posted here along with details and directions. Event information will also be posted to FACT’s Facebook community page and to the Events page on the Ferret Shelters Directory.
September 13 & 14 – Ferret Grooming at PetSense, 402 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360. Phone: 860-859-1186. Hours approximately noon – 3 pm. Learn basic grooming techniques from the experts! For a $10 fee, experienced volunteers will clip your ferret’s nails, clean ears, and brush teeth, then make sure YOU know how to continue these important care chores at home. Interested in adopting a ferret? Contact us in advance for an application! Pre-screened adoptions formalized at the event can earn a gift from PetSense for your new pet valued at $100!
September 28, 2014 – Ferret Lover Picnic and Board of Directors Mini-Meeting. To be held RAIN OR SHINE at Northfield Brook Lake Park, Route 254, Thomaston, CT. (North of Waterbury.) Hours will be approximately 11 am to 3 pm. We have reserved a pavilion in case of inclement weather. Ferrets are welcome to attend! Please make sure they are in secure carrier and bring a leash/harness if you wish to let them play in the grass. It is a requirement of the Park that no animal is allowed to run loose. This event is FREE to FACT members and those who receive our subscription newsletter, Paw Printz, and donor newsletter, Ferret Poop. A $5 donation per family is requested from non-members in order to help pay for the pavilion rental. FACT will supply coal for grills. Please bring your own lunch and, if you like, a dish to share. For your ferret’s safety, they should be current on canine distemper vaccination.
October 26 – Ferret Halloween Costume Contest at Pet Supplies Plus, 1142 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, CT 06109. Hours approximately 1 – 3 pm. Bring your dressed up ferret for prizes and lots of laughs! Special ribbons for matching ferret and owner costume.
November 16 – Ferret Grooming at Pet Supplies Plus, 283 Middle Turnpike West, Manchester, CT 06040. Hours approximately noon to 3 pm. Learn basic grooming techniques from the experts! For a $10 fee, experienced volunteers will clip your ferret’s nails, clean ears, and brush teeth, then make sure YOU know how to continue these important care chores at home.
December 7, 2014 – Annual Store Sale & Open House. Held at FACT headquarters, 14 Sherbrooke Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Hours: noon to 3 pm. Mark your calendar for the annual Ferret Treasures sale, where you can buy wonderful ferret bedding, hammocks, toys and gifts for the ferrets and ferret lovers in your life. Our handmade bedding beats anything found in stores, and helps benefit the shelter, too! Visit the renovated shelter and meet our adoptable ferrets.
January, 2015 – 24th Annual Member Party and Board of Directors Meeting. FACT Headquarters, 14 Sherbrooke Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Date to be determined.
June, 2015 – Board of Directors Meeting.