After 19 years of running the only ferret rescue in South Florida, a family emergency has occurred that puts the Rescue in a position where we are no longer able to take in anymore surrendered ferrets. I must turn my attention to my family and our needs. I will continue to adopt the ferrets that are still at the rescue until they get a home.
There have been some incredible volunteers and supporters in the Ferret Community, and we would like to Thank you all for your dedication to giving the wonderful critters a loving home.
DO NOT JUST LET THEM GO FREE OUTSIDE. They are NOT able to survive in the wild. Contact your local shelter. You can call the rescue for suggestions in your area that maybe able to take them.
If you found a ferret, please call so we can attempt to reunite them with the owner.
Until the current ferrets at the rescue get a home, the rescue will continue with adopts. Call Dona at 954-444-5370.
If you want to adopt, need to surrender, or found a ferret, contact us.
Before you get a ferret, you need to be aware of their need and habits. Learn more here and watch the video below.
Ferrets get loose from their home. Other times people just release their ferrets outside to fend for themselves. They will not survive more than a day or two.
Did you know a ferret could squeeze their body in a hole the size of a paper towel roll? Know what you should look for when ferret proofing your home.
A ferrets diet is critical to their good health. It is important you give them food specific to ferrets. Food for cats or dogs will only make them sick.
Learn how and when to bath them as well as caring for their teeth, nails, ears, and how to control their musky odor.
When a ferret is not well, they need to see a vet within 24 hrs. You should have a vet in place prior to them getting sick.
A sick ferret must see a vet immediately. This link will give you some tips on first aid but should not be used in place of seeking vet assistance.
Learn what are some of the common diseases a ferret could experience, and learn the signs so you know how to treat them.
Always consult with a vet for a professional analysis. This list will give you a cause and a possible issue to advise your vet what may be wrong.
There are many reasons you may need to surrender your ferret(s). Never just let them fend for themselves, contact us so we can give them another home.
If you are going on vacation, consider boarding at the rescue. If you are taking your ferrets with you consider they many things you need to bring with you.
Who hasn't walked into a pet store only to see an adorable ferret wanting to play with you. The Rescue sees many of these families as they surrender their ferret because they did not educate themselves on the ferrets needs and characteristics.
This video from Animal Planet gives you an idea of what to expect.