One of the primary goals of the Pennsylvania Ferret
Rescue Association is to provide education to fellow ferret owners.
Ferrets are unique pets and have unique personalities and needs.
While in recent years many good sources of information have been
emerging, there still are many people who know little about ferrets
and their care. To help educate, we have developed a number of brochures
and information sheets to distribute to ferret owners. This website
is also a major tool in our efforts to educate. For those interested
in ongoing information, we offer the "PFRA of Centre County Newsletter"
for ferret owners. We do approximately 2 - 4 issues per year.
The PFRA Newsletter is a twelve-page black-and-white
newsletter which covers topics ranging from news, ferret care, legalization
issues, medical issues, and helpful hints. We also gladly publish
stories and articles written by our readers, in the interest of
making our publication more of a forum for our readers rather than
just a source of information. Some of the items you will find in
every issue are:
- Adorable photographs
- A "Medical Issue of the Month" feature
- Shelter-related issues, including event notices
- An updated ferret show and event listing
- "Adoption Alley" feature, introducing ferrets for adoption by
- Useful and informative articles related to the safe and responsible
care of ferrets
- And much more!
The PFRA Newsletter is not geared toward any particular audience
other than the obvious: ferret owners and fanciers. Articles are
thorough in their topics, but are of interest to both the beginning
and experienced ferret owner. The PFRA Newsletter is also not restricted
to Pennsylvanians; most articles are universally geared toward all
ferret owners despite their location. However, there are some items
of interest specifically to Pennsylvanians, particularly when advertising
for local ferret events, PFRA events, club notes (when available),
and ferrets for adoption from the PFRA.
The PFRA Newsletter is available from the PFRA for a subscription
fee of $20.00 for 4 issues. This subscription fee covers production
and mailing costs; any proceeds over and above these costs go directly
to our PFRA Medical Fund. This fund has been set up to provide the
monetary resources needed in being able to give our Rescue ferrets
the very best in medical care. This money is used to vaccinate all
incoming ferrets for rabies and distemper, provide any medical care
that incoming ferrets are in need of, and to cover emergency medical
care such as surgeries, medications, and any other veterinary care
that our Rescues may need while in our care. If you are interested
in receiving a complementary issue of our newsletter to review before
you decide to subscribe, e-mail
us with your name, postal address, and the names and ages of
your ferrets (if any). Indicate as your subject heading "Complimentary
Newsletter Issue." You should receive your issue in approximately
Give the PFRA Newsletter a try! You'll be receiving excellent information
to keep your furries happy and healthy, and our Rescue ferrets will
benefit at the same time.