Most ferrets come to us either sick, malnourished or near death. We are a "no kill" shelter which means we never allow our ferrets to be put to sleep because they're old, if we're overcrowded or if they are diseased or ill and we can medically treat them. We rely on the donations of animal lovers to keep us running, and you're always welcome to adopt one of our babies.
The shelter is run on a volunteer basis and has no paid employees. We don't get any outside funding, even though we are a registered "not for profit" organization.
Our shelter officially opened it's doors to ferrets in Oct 1996. Lucky was our first successful rescue ferret. He came from a local Animal Pound where he was only hours away from being killed. Lucky is now happily living in B.C. with his new owner.
We love and treat all the ferrets who come into our doors as if they were our own. It's hard sometimes to see them go, but the good part of it is that we always know that they are going into a loving home with people who will love them as much as we did.
Rescue and Adoption
Ferret Aid Society
1250 South Service Road, Mississauga, ON L5E3G3
What services does your organization provide? Caring for unwanted ferrets and coordinating their adoption to forever homes. We also try and educate the public on proper ferret care.
Do you have any age requirements? Must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult at every visit to the shelter.
Do you require language proficiency other than in English? No.
What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer? Minimum of 4 hours every two weeks.
Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer? No.
Are there any specific skills and experience required? Previous ferret experience is always welcome but if you are motivated to learn more about ferrets we provide training.
What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Shelter work such as cleaning cages and interacting with the ferrets
Helping out at adoptathons (driving to the ferrets to and from, answering questions the public has about ferrets, helping out with the adoption applications)
Do you provide training for volunteers? Each new volunteer at the shelter is taught how to safely interact with ferrets, and clean cages.
What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization? Please see types of volunteer positions
How will a person benefit from volunteering with Ferret Aid Society? They will be provided with training on how to work in the setting of an animal shelter and gain experience dealing with the not only the animals but the public.
Do you accept high school students? For fund raising yes however if under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for actual shelter work.