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Due to the heavy volume of surrendered and abandoned ferrets,there may be a waiting list for new intakes. If you are facing a situation where you MUST surrender your ferret, please feel free to call us and we will be happy to put your name on our waiting list. If your situation requires immediate action and you decide to surrender your ferret(s) to Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society located in Springfield, Massachusetts, please contact us and we will be happy to call the shelter where the ferrets are located and make arrangements to take them when we have space available. 


The only exceptions to intakes will be for lost or abandoned ferrets and those will be handled on the basis of critical need.


On behalf of all of us at The Educated Ferret,we would like to thank the Foster Families for the dedication and commitment each one of you has made by taking in as many foster ferrets as you can handle. Your gift of a loving temporary home for each foster ferret in your care is greatly appreciated and we are truly grateful for all you are doing for these little ones.






The Educated Ferret Association is dedicated to welfare of Ferrets. From its conception in November of 1997 to today, Donna Spirito has personally placed over 1850 ferrets into permanent private homes. They have been given a second chance for happy lives and have brought much joy and love to their adoptive families.


The process may seem slow and tedious, but it is for a good reason. Most ferrets who are at the rescue are there because of disinterest, neglect, or circumstances that didn't allow their former owners to maintain a relationship. The Educated Ferret takes every measure it can to ensure that a ferret will never again end up homeless. Scared and abused ferrets who come to The Educated Ferret are taught to love and trust humans again and we repay their trust by carefully finding them a safe and loving place to call home.


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