FAQs

FAQs

1. Does the GCFA board ferrets?

There are various ways to volunteer with the GCFA. Please check out our Volunteering page for information about volunteering at the GCFA Shelter or our events page to get an idea of some of our events that need volunteers as we understand that it's hard for some to volunteer at the GCFA shelter. If you have more questions about volunteering at the shelter, please contact our coordinator, Robin Pikscher.

3. How can I surrender my ferret or give the GCFA a ferret I rescued?

4. How much do the ferrets cost?

5. I'd like to see the ferrets you have available for adoption. What should I do?

Please check out our Adoptable Ferrets page.

7. Where are you located?

8. How often are the ferrets up for adoption updated?

Adopted & fostered ferrets are removed from the GCFA website every Sunday. Additions may come at any time so please visit often and join our Social Networks page for instant updates!

If you are a Caretaker parent: Please call the GCFA shelter director, Moira Koppe. If you have misplaced her number, please call the GCFA shelter at 708.442.8650.

If you are an adopter: Please call your vet. If you are having an emergency and it is after hours, we recommend calling Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital (Elmwood Park) 708.453.4755 OR Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners (Skokie) 847-673-9110. Other vets are listed here.

11. What is Duck soup and how do you make Duck Soup?

For years, ferret lovers have been trying to find a super formula to fatten up sick ferrets, oldsters and ferrets with ulcers. We all have been looking for something high in calories and protein, with added vitamins. After trying just about everything on the market for pets, people had just about given up, and were making do with some things that were not quite perfect for the little guys, because everything made for cats that we could find had a condensed milk base. We have heard of many miraculous recoveries attributed to Duck Soup. It has helped old ferrets, ferrets with insulinoma, ferrets with hair loss, and ferrets who are just plain too sick to eat.

12. Who do I contact if there is something wrong with the GCFA Website?

Please use the Contact GCFA page to submit concerns about the website.