The Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association employs several means
of raising funds to keep our doors open. Some sources of income
come from adoption fees, and sales of ferret products at shows and
this often is still not enough to help combat the expenses incurred
in running our shelter facilities. We take in ferrets of all ages,
in any health, and we operate as a strict no-kill facility. That
means that all ferrets will stay with us until a suitable home can
be found, or they will remain with us for the rest of their lives.
We provide only the best of care for the ferrets in our facilities.
We feed only high-quality diets and provide all vaccinations, veterinary
check-ups, and medical care to the ferrets. Our standard adoption
fee of $75 on average will cover the cost that each ferret incurs
in the first two weeks in residence at the shelter. The average
turnaround time for placement of ferrets is three to five months.
gratefully accept donations of money, food, supplies, bedding, and
toys to help keep our costs down and our doors open. If you are
interested in making a donation, we have compiled the following
guide to help you decide how you would like to best help our shelter.
We would sincerely like to thank everyone who has donated to us
in the past. We would not be able to continue in our mission without
your help. From the bottom of our hearts, and from each furry friend
here, we thank you.
Please see our Local Branches pages
for current wish lists of things needed most!
Donors Assistance Guide
The following are specific products the PFRA is always in need
of and retailers who make giving easy!
Foods: Totally Ferret, TFS Superior Choice, Zupreem and
Path Valley Foods, Pro Plan Growth Formula, Eukanuba Kitten, Innova
Feline Diet, Eight In One Ultimate Diet, and Science Diet A/D Formula
(canned food for feeding sick ferrets).
Supplies: Food dishes, particularly those that attach to
cages like crock lock style; Water bottles; Fervac-D distemper vaccines;
Bedding of any kind, such as hammocks, blankets, sleep sacks, towels,
sheets, and fabric remnants such as fleece; and Nutritional supplements
such as Linatone/Ferretone, NutriCal/FerretVite, and Laxatone/Laxastat.
Monetary Donations: Cash donations may be made directly
to the shelter branch of your choice, or may be sent to our shelter
veterinarians to be used specifically for medical care. Please see
our Local Branches pages for the addresses of our veterinarians.
Please make sure to specifically indicate when sending a donation
to vets to apply the money to the Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association
account. It is also a good idea to let the shelter branch know that
a donation has been made.
Donations through Retailers: The following retailers will
ship your donations directly to our shelter branches, saving you
the inconvenience of shipping.
- The Ferret Store:
You can place an order online, or order a gift certificate, which
the shelter branch of your choice can use for whatever is most
needed at the time. Simply place your order and tell the customer
service representative that the order is for the PFRA and indicate
which branch. An added bonus of ordering from The Ferret Store
is that they will give a donor shelter pricing on items ordered
as a donation for shelters, provided it is shipped to the shelter.
Thank you again for supporting the Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association!