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FERRETS AT HEART -- Ferret Rescue, Shelter, & Sanctuary of Franklin, North Carolina

Support our Franklin, North Carolina, mountain ferret rescue

pict of five ferrets having a snackFerrets at Heart is a small ferret rescue, located in the mountains of North Carolina. Our home, Franklin, is on North Carolina's border with Georgia.

Our rescue gathers together abandoned and abused ferrets and provides them with a loving atmosphere, healthy food and living conditions, plenty of exercise and play time, trips outdoors for extra stimulation, and medical care. We are transitioning to a concentration on ferret education for our area and adapting this website to serve as a ferret education resource database. This change has come about, due to the loss of financial support and available room. The shelter and I are now housed in the homes of family members, as I seek to purchase my own home.

Currently, few ferrets reside in our shelter -- Mandie, Templeton, and Bug. all are permanent residents, due to age, illness, or disability. The responsibility of caring for ferrets with such needs is quite a financial challenge. To give you an example, We lost eight from age or disease from May 1, 2012, through April 30, 2013. That period included an outbreak of ECE, a dreaded virus that dissolves the lining of the intestines and is very contagious. Help us help them with your donations, or by adopting one of our wonderful furry friends!

mandie twisting out of my purseDear ferret friends,


As I work on plans to focus this website into an educational database for ferret lovers of all interest levels, I need your help. Email me what you feel are the best online webpages for ferret supplies, medical information, clubs, shelter lists, and other resources you want indexed. Send me the exact link (Copy and paste from the address bar at the top of the page). Then, list your favorite offline choices for ferrety entertainment – books, magazines, television, movies – wherever you’ve come across a ferret in the media.

Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line “Ferrety Resources”.



Lori Parker
Ferrets at Heart
Franklin, North Carolina

lady in flowersOur 2013 ferrets missing in action are Holly, Lady, Diva, Bug, and Winter. Without so many -- and in addition to last year's total -- hit hard. Almost all the ferrets we see gain their wings from tumors. Watching Mom's losing battle with cancer recently gave us a new perspective on what the little ones face.

If you have suggestions for our blog, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you would like to submit your own ferret's story, an advise column, or other guest entry, that is also something we'd like to see in our inbox, though we reserve the right to edit or refuse to publish your work.