About Motor City Ferrets


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! 

9/8/2014:  We currently have 33 critters in the Shelter!

An 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 repeatedly bend 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 his hand.  
"It matters to this one," he replied, and threw it back into the water.


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Gandhi

Rescue ONE until
there are NONE!

If you or someone you know plans to surrender a pet to a municipal type shelter, please click here.

Please don't breed or buy 
while pets in shelters die!

Ferrets rescued to date: 1006

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Tee Shirts!  Get yer teeeeee shirts!!

Motor City Ferrets t-shirts are finally here!  We're taking orders for custom shirts through the month of September.  Please click here to visit our shirt ordering page.  You'll see all the style and color options, as well as fit charts for each type.  So send in your orders to add a truly unique shirt to your wardrobe.  C'mon now...no way you have a cuter ferret shirt already.  Vrooooom!!  :)


April 1, 2014 was
City Ferrets 14th Anniversary!

Motor City Ferrets Spring 2014 Matched $$$ Fundraiser 

Our 2014 Matched Fundraiser, which ran through March, 2014 (click here for the fundraiser page), 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:  Paula & Ken Loucks! 
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!