The Ferret Association of Connecticut, Inc. (FACT) was established in 1991 to offer general care and health information about pet domestic ferrets at a time when little factual data was available about them. We quickly realized New England also desperately needed a species-specific ferret rescue because mainstream shelters were not supporting ferret adoptions. From those humble origins, FACT became one of the most respected ferret organizations in the United States. FACT is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization under the US Internal Revenue Code. All donations are gratefully acknowledged and may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
FACT's adoption process is straight-forward. There are two ways to complete an application. You can complete the Adoption Application online or, Print Out An Adoption Application, complete and return to us by mail prior to contacting us for an appointment. During our meeting, we offer care tips, health information, and discuss food and litter needs. Depending on your level of ferret knowledge, the interview will take 30-45 minutes. If all goes well, you can plan on taking your new friend home that day! Part of our service is to determine which animal(s) currently in the shelter will best suit the adopter’s home, family, lifestyle, and other animals. While there is usually a variety of animals, if your family has specific needs, the right ferret may not be currently available. FACT retains the right to refuse adoption to anyone for any reason. We cannot adopt to those under the age of 18; a parent or guardian should execute the adoption contract. It is expected anyone over 18 living with parent(s) or other parties obtain approval before adoption. Anyone living in a rented apartment or home should be ready to provide proof of acceptance of pet ferret(s) prior to adoption. If you are seeking a companion for an existing ferret, you may bring him/her along at the discretion of the shelter director. When there are many ferrets in the shelter, it can be overwhelming for the visitor. Your ferret will rarely “choose” their new friend; you will have to make that determination. Please understand ferrets may transmit intestinal viruses to each other and there is no way to determine susceptibility in advance. We will advise and offer care info to the best of our ability if your ferret becomes ill. By voluntarily bringing your ferret to the shelter, you agree to hold the shelter harmless for any illness or medical expenses. There is a full refund policy within 2 weeks and an even exchange option within 1 month. We remain available to give advice, as needed, to help the adopted ferret settle in comfortably. Under the terms of the adoption contract, if for any reason the adopter must surrender the ferret, it must be returned to FACT. No transfer or sale of adopted animals is allowed. FACT retains permanent ownership of every animal and may legally reclaim the animal if we become aware of inhumane treatment.
West Hartford CT 06110 | 1.4 miles away
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West Hartford CT 06137 | 2.6 miles away
Animal Friends of Connecticut, Inc. is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to the protection of animals. It is an all volunteer organization that rescues stray, abandoned, abused and handicapped animals. Pets are also rescued from local pounds when their owners cannot be located. The animals are given needed medical care, all vaccinations, and spayed or neutered, then cared for at our shelter u
Newington CT 06111 | 2.9 miles away
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West Hartford CT | 3.6 miles away
We try to save as many dogs that are on death row as we can. These dogs come from Texas and face certain death if rescues to not take them. We pay for transport to CT and your adoption fee covers the transportation and vaccinations and spay/neuter. We also use any fees to cover medical costs for any dog that is sick or injured. We are always looking for foster homes in the northeast so if you can
East Hartford CT 06118 | 3.6 miles away
We are a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of all dogs and cats in the communities we serve.
Glastonbury CT 06033 | 6.2 miles away
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Berlin CT 06037 | 7.1 miles away
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Glastonbury CT 06033 | 7.6 miles away
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Glastonbury CT | 7.6 miles away
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Farmington CT | 7.8 miles away
Emily's Friends Rescue Group is a 501c3, registered non-profit organization, dedicated to rescuing homeless companion animals. We particularly try and take in dogs from high-kill shelters, assist owners who can no longer care for their animals as well as animals in abusive or neglectful situations. All animals are spayed or neutered and brought up-to-date on shots before being placed in thei
Bloomfield CT 06002 | 7.9 miles away
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Windsor CT 06095 | 8 miles away
Avon CT | 8.4 miles away
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Manchester CT | 8.5 miles away
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Unionville CT 06085 | 9.2 miles away