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As of May 1, 201, there are 24 ferrets housed at the West Michigan Ferret Connection.

. Visit my website: www.westmichiganferretconnection.com LIKE the West Michigan Ferret Connection on Facebook The West Michigan Ferret Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit status organization. We receive no government funding and are heavily reliant on tax-deductible gifts from private and corporate donors to continue our work. Tax deductible donations can be made directly to the West Michigan Ferret Connection through Paypal. NEED FERRET BEDDING & ACCESSORIES??? We have hand crafted hammocks, crinkle sacks and snuggle sacks better than you will find in a pet store. We have crocheted eggs,, shampoo, bowls & dishes, harnesses w/leashes, toys,and many other items.

Used cages for sale.... all sizes .... carriers, too


WANTED: Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of ALL shelters. Little donations add up to BIG Miracles.

People have asked me if I have a Wish List. I never thought of it before. But now that I think about it, I guess I do:


*** 2005 OR NEWER CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY (with less than 100,000 miles on it AND Stow&Go)***

Paper towels

Laundry Detergent for He washer

Melatonin Implants

Totally Ferret(Active, Complete, Turkey/Venison/Lamb

8-in-1 Ultra Blend ferret food

Dr. Foster & Smith Signature ferret food

Wood Stove Pellets

Cable ties(best things to use to hold playpens together)

Gift certificates to gas stations. Gas is expensive! I go to Speedway with my Speedy Rewards card.

Puppy pee pads

Vet care donations (donations can be sent to Coit Animal Clinic, 1958 Coit NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505, phone 616/363-5530)

Thank you to those who cared enough to ask what I needed.

Who We Are

The West Michigan Ferret Connection was established in October 2001. As of January 1, 2015, 596 ferrets have been re-homed.

In addition to WMFC, I am also one of the Founders of the Midwest Ferret Fellowship, a Michigan based group dedicated to educating and promoting the domesticated ferret as a companion pet. Visit our website at www.midwestferretfellowship.org

Adopting a friend

In my opinion, ferrets are best obtained by rescue, not from a pet store where ferrets are "sold" specifically for profit. I do not "sell" ferrets. I "re-home" them. They've already been "dumped" once and I want to make sure they are not "dumped" again. The ferrets under my care deserve to have a safe and secure "forever" home and I do everything I can to guarantee that. Ferrets aren't for everybody and I can't stress strongly enough that you should do your research. If you are interested in learning about ferrets, please feel free to contact me.

A good ferret reference (in my opinion) is FERRETS FOR DUMMIES.


The West Michigan Ferret Connection often receives offers from people wanting to foster. Generally, all they want is a free ferret. I can't do that.

The West Michigan Ferret Connection has a large number of ferrets who have become "permanent residents" largely because of their age. There may also be health issues, which makes them unsuitable for placement. I don't need foster parents, I need "Hospice Parents". "Hospice Parents" need to be ferret knowledgeable and definitely committed to giving a shelter ferret quality time and the ability to cover medical expenses beyond this shelter's capabilities. A Hospice Parent needs to own a home. If renting, you must show written approval in your lease. There must not be young children in the home. Hospice Parents receive NO pay, benefits, or compensation of any kind from the WMFC.


West Michigan Ferret Connection
1361 Oaklawn St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: 616/447-2978

Email: wmfc2001@sbcglobal.net
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