Listed in Connecticut
- 14 Sherbrooke Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06106
- Ferret Association of Connecticut
About The Ferret Association of Connecticut
The Ferret Association of Connecticut (aka FACT) was founded as an all-volunteer organization in 1991. Hours are by appointment only. The shelter and office is a stand-alone facility housed within a 2-family home. We do not maintain regular business hours.
The Ferret Association of Connecticut takes great pride in our facility and space. Ferrets are housed in two spacious, ferret-safe rooms. We do not cage ferrets. Rather they are housed together. We also maintain separate quarantine areas for incoming and ill ferrets. Elderly and special needs ferrets are kept in a separate room from the more rambunctious, adoptable ferrets.
FACT maintain relationships with a several veterinary practices in Connecticut, our area Humane Societies as well as with area Animal Control Officers. We support their efforts in rehoming ferrets locally.
Programs & Newsletters
FACT maintains a formal foster program for special needs ferrets. FACT also is the primary sponsor of this Ferret Shelters Directory as well as the Fiscal Sponsor of the Ferret Canine Distemper Fun.
The Ferret Association publishes 3 newsletters: a free e-newsletter; a bi-monthly membership newsletter; and, a special foster program newsletter.
Information on all of our programs is available on our website. We do encourage sign-ups to our free, bi-monthly, e-newsletter. You can sign-up by sending us a request via the link below and can "opt-out" at any time.
Donations & Store
We welcome financial and in-kind donations in support of our work. In addition, we also offer a number of items for sale that benefit the shelter through our shelter and online store, Ferret Treasures, that offers made-on-site, shelter-tested ferret bedding, human and ferret-gifts, and a variety of "exclusive to FACT" items for sale. We ship anywhere in the world.
Adoptable & Foster Ferret Availablity
Ferrets available for adoption and fostering may be listed on Adopt a Pet.com. You're encouraged to complete an application even if no adoptable ferrets are currently shown. Animals may arrive that are not yet ready for adoption. With your application on file we can reach out to you before they are posted online. Please understand availability can vary greatly; today the shelter may be almost empty, but the next phone call could be to surrender a large group. Litters of ferrets are practically nonexistent in our region so most ferrets are 7 months and older. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Governance & Cooperation
The Ferret Association of Connecticut is governed by a Board of Directors. Further information about our organization and services is available on our website. The Ferret Association's Board and Executive Officer are active in networking with area humane organizations and supporting positive humane legislation action on behalf of ferrets.
The best way to reach us is by phone or e-mail.