We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. – Immanuel Kant
The Ferret Association of Connecticut shelter accepts ferrets from other humane organizations that are unable to care for them and Good Samaritans who take in lost or abandoned animals.
If it becomes necessary for an individual to give up a ferret, the shelter may be able to take the animal in until a new home can be found. (Details on Surrenders).
The FACT shelter is no-kill. No ferret is put down unless it becomes medically necessary. If we cannot find a home for an animal due to old age or medical problems, we either attempt to find an appropriate foster home with a FACT associate or continue to care for him or her at the shelter. We have caring volunteers who will work with ferrets with behavior issues.
The shelter is housed in a private home and operates strictly by appointment. Part-time staff and volunteers care for the animals. The shelter receives no state or federal grants. It is funded primarily through adoption fees, charitable contributions and funds raised by FACT through special events.
Due to the limited size of our facility, we cannot guarantee every animal can be accommodated. Other than FACT, the Connecticut Humane Society will accept and adopt out ferrets, depending on their space availability. They have branches in Newington, Westport and Oak Hill (Waterford). If you are outside Connecticut or near a bordering state, you can check for shelters across the country on the Ferret Shelters Directory to see if they may have space. Please, never abandon an animal outdoors or in an apartment or building. This is not only cruel but is a felony in the state of Connecticut.
Information about FACT’s adoption program.
Elderly, special needs ferrets unsuitable for adoption are candidates to be placed in FACT’s Foster Program.
If you are considering or must surrender your ferret, here are some tips and what to expect.
If you have lost or found a ferret – here are some pointers.
Information for city, town Animal Control Officers and other humane organizations, shelters, and rescues.