If You Need to Surrender a Ferret
Unfortunately, circumstances some times dictate that you have to give your ferret away. Perhaps you got in over your head. Perhaps you have landlord problems, or you’re moving, or any of a dozen reasons. What ever the reason, losing your animal can be traumatic. Although shelters do everything in their power to give your animal a place to stay until it finds a new home, there are times when there just isn’t room. The shelters need help from people like you and understand that you're trying to do what’s best for the animal. If you need shelter, contact the MaFF Hotline and ask what the current situation is among the shelters in your area. There are also no- and low-cost things you can do to help.
Have you tried:
- Donating a day to a shelter. More importantly, bring a friend. A single man-hour can help a handful of animals. Four hours can do ten times as much good. The shelters will be more than happy to tell you when and how you can pitch in to help.
- Placing an ad in a local newspaper? Usually small ads are about $20. All that needs to be on them is the name of the shelter and the phone number.
- Making a donation. Lets face it - every dollar counts. Ads, promotions, vet bills, food, and animal upkeep are all hard expenses. Any amount to defray the cost is a big win.
- Contacting your local/regional papers. Ask them to do a story about one of the shelters. A human interest story develops traffic, and traffic develops new homes. New homes mean more space in the shelters for new animals that need it.