Heart of Ohio Ferret Association

& Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Shelter:


HOFA's rescue shelter (also known as HOFA Rescue-Net) was started late in 2004 and we are having GREAT success so far! What we do is rescue or take in surrendered ferrets and try to adopt them out to loving homes. When a ferret first arrives they are evaluated for temperament and any health issues. Where needed, these ferrets are spayed/neutered, receive updated vaccines and are placed with foster parents until they are adopted out. Some ferrets are called Hospice ferrets. These are ferrets that are too unhealthy or do not have a pleasant disposition and they become a permanent resident in our foster system.  

More information.

 

Our shelter is funded by donations from people like you and our goal is to greatly increase the number of ferrets that we can support. Please donate to help us continue this work.


 

Adoption Process:


If you are interested in adopting, please view our up to date list of ferrets needing homes. Once you have found a ferret or group of ferrets you would like to meet all you need to do is CONTACT US to arrange a meeting with the Shelter Chair who will contact the foster parent who is currently caring for the pets. Once you have met with the pet and decide that you want to adopt all you need to do is complete an adoption form and cover the adoption fee. 

 

Learn more about ferrets and ferret ownership.


Find adoptable ferrets ready for immediate placement.


If you are not local to Columbus Ohio area, please visit Support Our Shelters  or The American Ferret  Association for a shelter closer to you.

Ferret Adoption / Rescue

Hi Pat,


I just wanted to give up an update on Kenny, since I adopted him last year he's been so wonderful. He is my little helper and is always with me. He's such a joy, thank you so much for bringing this beautiful little guy into my life.


Sincerely, 

Heather Schwarz

Surrendering / Rescue Process:


Rescues that come from HOFA Rescue's shelter have ALL tested negative for ADV and will have current distemper shots. Some will have their Rabies and some will have been treated with Frontline for flea prevention. The Rescue-Net will take in ferrets and care for them until they are adopted out or deemed to be a hospice ferret. HOFA is a “no kill” shelter.  

 

If you need to surrender your ferret, please contact our Shelter Chairperson.  


 

Becoming A Foster Parent:

 

We currently have many locations covering Central Ohio, from Ross County to Morrow County, and Madison County to Muskingum County, and including Franklin County, that make up our Rescue-Net. If you would like to become a foster, please contact our Shelter Chairperson for more information.

 

 

Rescue Shelter Information:

 

We desperately need your help to support  the over 50 hospice ferrets in our care.  

These funds are use to help feed, house and provide medical treatment for abandoned and surrendered ferrets. These ferrets are not adoptable due to medical or temperament issues.  

 

Please consider a small donation to HOFA to support our hospice program.  After clicking on "DONATE", enter any dollar amount as a donation.