Ferret Shelters – Illinois
Critter Camp is the ONLY licensed, registered, 501c non-profit, 100% no-kill, ALL volunteer, exotic pet sanctuary of its kind in the U.S. actually caring for the large variety of un-adoptable different animals that we do: Over 300 animals of 36 different species!
*Critter Camp does not take in wildlife, we accept pets other than cats & dogs only! And we NEVER breed or sell animals!*
Greater Chicago Ferret Association
The Greater Chicago Ferret Association, also known as the GCFA, is the sole no-kill ferret shelter servicing the Northeastern Illinois area since 1987. The GCFA does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars and relies on donations and fundraising activities. Since our inception, the GCFA and its volunteers, who dedicate countless hours each year, have rescued over 6000 ferrets; the majority of which have been adopted or fostered out to their forever homes. The GCFA Shelter is staffed by volunteers supporting ferrets in need of a loving and forever home. Located in a storefront, our space is limited and used to its fullest extent. If you would like to visit the shelter, please make an appointment so that, as our guest, you can have quality time with our volunteers and fuzzies. Our volunteer staff is limited and extremely busy with the ferret population’s needs.
Zoo’s Ferret Sanctuary
P.O. Box 310
Kirkland, IL 60146
815 522-6292 or 815 238-6872
Zoo’s Ferret Sanctuary is a Not-For-Profit organization with 501(C)(3) status in Kirkland, Illinois run by Cathy Strobach. Our mission is to provide a permanent safe haven to abused, abandoned, mistreated, elderly, and unwanted ferrets in our area. Many here have health issues, or are terminal. Our goal is to make their remaining lives as happy & comfortable as possible.Due to the lack of volunteers, we are unable to accept any additional ferrets at this time. We hope you will consider volunteering to help care for the ferrets in our sanctuary. Please contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities.