FACT encourages supporters to become a member of our organization.
Our members come from all over the world. All that's required is a love of
ferrets and desire to help them.
Membership includes a welcome kit with a copy of our ferret
information material and bi-monthly newsletter. First year family membership is
$25. Renewal is $20 annually.
Additional membership information.
In addition to one time donations, FACT created the
Foster Grandparent Program to help
support our "permanent" as well as those ferrets who arrive needing medical
attention. Click the link above to learn more about the benefits of becoming a FACT Foster
also accept applications from knowledgeable ferret owners to become FACT
foster families. These are the people who provide permanent foster care in
their home for our elderly and special needs ferrets that become part of the
Foster Program. Fostering is not for everyone, but it can be emotionally
rewarding and helps us have room in the shelter for other needy ferrets.
Learn more about the requirements, obligations and details of the
FACT Foster Program.
FACT is a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization.
Therefore, all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All
donations are cheerfully welcomed and acknowledged! Donations should be made
Ferret Association of Connecticut, Inc.
14 Sherbrooke Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-3838
To donate by cash transfer, e-check or credit card
immediately through PayPal, please use following link.
FACT is pleased to announce
that our organization has been admitted to the 2009 Greater Hartford
as a member of Animal Welfare Fund. Please use our CFC Code to ensure your
donation reaches us.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT FOR THE ANIMALS!!!
CFC Code: 40910
For those who prefer, FACT accepts gifts of new or used ferret toys;
new or gently used baby toys; soft, cuddly receiving blankets, or NutriCal. Gently used
ferret supplies (for use in the shelter or resale in the FACT's on-site Ferret Store) are
also gratefully accepted. Please contact us for information before delivering or sending
any items as storage space is limited. We would be happy to consult with you on
your gift and the best way to maximize the benefit of your gift to help the
For those unsure of what to send, a gift certificate to a pet store chain, grocery
store, or home building supply (for shelter maintenance and repairs) is always
deeply appreciated and stores easily!
There are several ways to help FACT while
doing your usual shopping, and even bidding on the Internet. It's called
Affinity Marketing and many individuals and companies use it to earn money from your buying
and browsing. These links will let you help FACT* without having to give a
single penny out of your pocket! How easy is that!!
We will add more links as we are approved.
We learned about this site through Entreprenur magazine and several other
non-profit groups. Similar to iGive described below, this Yahoo Search based
search engine will donate a percentage of their click based revenue to the
charity of your choice. The Ferret Association of Connecticut is registered.
So if you use AOL, MSN, Google or Yahoo, please consider switching. You can
even install a very handy tool-bar that remembers your selection. At this
time we earn about $.01 per search. And if you don't think that doesn't add
up! Just think of how many searches you do in a typical Internet session!
Please feel free to share this with friends and
family! It is very easy to change your selection at any time to designate
any of your favorite charities. These are the kinds of initiatives that are
win/win for everyone involved.
- Shopping Via the Internet
- We have a number of
companies (including the Ferret Store, ferret.com, eBay) that we have affiliated with to receive royalties
for purchases made through our website. Follow
this LINK to see them all. Please use your own
judgment. We can say all are legitimate retailers. We will learn
immediately if they terminate their affiliation status and will remove the
link. We have
not purchased or ordered from all so cannot comment on their service or
shipping costs. But if these are web stores you frequent, we trust you will
use our links to generate "free" income for the shelter.
Ferret Treasures -
of course, now we have our very own online store! Sales directly benefit
Ferret & Shelter Benefit Items - In addition to the Ferret
Treasures store which focuses on bedding, supplies and gifts available
through the shelter store, FACT's President has an eBay store -
Ferret's Treasures - that offers some of the same items but also many
one of a kind ferret items or those items generous donors have given us to
raise funds for the shelter. Bookmark this link and shop often! Purchases of FACT items (specially
identified) directly benefit the shelter. Sales of all other items earn FACT
SHOPPING HINT - find the item number then come back and use
the eBay Bid & Buy Link to finalize your purchase. That's the way we make
the very most!
- This site allows you to select (or nominate) an organization
to support. When you make a purchase through their "portal" while logged
into their site, your selected non-profit organization receives a donation
that varies depending upon the store's stated policy. The companies you can
purchase from include the "biggies" like EBAY, major booksellers
and even computer companies. (The list
is constantly expanding).
shop via the web, it is worth checking out
IGive. Using this portal to shop DOES NOT increase your cost in any way!
So make your shopping count! Even if you don't select FACT (though we HOPE
you do!), you will be painlessly helping a favorite organization.
Watch for specials and referral bonsues for your
cause. You can even track how much you've earned and how much FACT has earned
- Calendars - we are sorry to report that the
Calendar company that carries so many of the ferret calendars no longer
offers a direct affiliate royalty program. However, their calendars are
available through the iGive shopping portal. Just be sure to sign up and
designate FACT as your charity!
*Inclusion of these links does not imply
endorsement of these companies or the products they offer by FACT. We offer
them as a service to our supporters. Please continue to shop for the best
price and service.
Volunteer opportunities exist for those who live local to FACT as well as those who are
only as far away as their computer! We can even find a way to accommodate
"helpers" who are more comfortable communicating via the postal service.
Besides coveted "poop patrol" and miscellaneous cleaning positions, staff
are needed to help reply to mail, return telephone calls, follow-up on adoptions, assist
with "office work," and to handle the "toughest" job of all:
For periodic volunteering, we always need volunteers at
to answer questions, help groom ferrets, run fun matches, put up signs . . . etc.
Then there are those wonderful ferret folk who decide they want to help 24 hours a day,
7 days a week by taking in a sick or elderly ferret into their home through the FACT
Foster Program. Young and old, singles and families have helped provide a permanent,
loving and attentive home to over 150 ferrets to date (through January, 2002).
We always need people willing to help
with our web site, write or type articles,
maintain contact lists, write thank you notes, contact potential donors, and answer
e-mail. If you are willing to help, we can find a job that accommodates that
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