Opened in the spring of 2000, Motor City Ferrets is a private, no-kill ferret shelter & rescue service. We are registered as a Non-Profit Charity (501(c)(3)), licensed and annually inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Located in Hazel Park, we serve the greater Detroit metro area. Browse our site to learn about the Shelter, meet the critters up for adoption, get health & care information, find supplies, or locate a vet or ferret-sitter!
4/8/2014: We currently have 25 critters at the Shelter!
old man was walking along a beach after a particularly high and
violent tide had receded, leaving thousands of starfish stranded
above the waterline to die. Up ahead of him, he saw a youth
down, stand, then fling something into the waves. Coming
closer, he saw that the youth was tossing starfish back into the ocean. "Why bother?" the old man told the
youth. "There are thousands here. You can't toss them all back
before they die. You can't even toss a small fraction of them back
in time. What you're doing doesn't matter." The youth pondered
what the man said for a moment, looking at the starfish he held in
greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by
the way its animals are treated."
Rescue ONE until
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Ferrets rescued to date: 980
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April 1 is
Motor City Ferrets
Our 2014 Matched Fundraiser, which ran through March, 2014, ended on the 31st. Nearly $4,000 was raised overall, which is AMAZING! WOO HOO!
Each contributor also earned a
play for a $100 Visa Gift Card in our Donor Drawing.
Congratulations to the winners:
Thanks to everyone who contributed - especially our matching donor, who pledged to match donations up to $1,500! We just can't thank you enough for your support!
Visit the fundraiser page here!