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Washington Metro Area Ferret Outreach



The goals of WMAFO are simple: prevent ferrets from being unnecessarily euthanized in county animal shelters and provide support and education to keep ferrets in their current homes. The organization has two branches related to those goals, one that takes in ferrets from county shelters and private individuals as foster homes are available and places them in new, forever homes, and an educational branch, which holds outreach events at petstores, local animal expos and other venues and provides guidance and support for ferret owners.

Mission: Welcome to the Washington Metropolitan Area Ferret Organization, serving ferrets and ferret owners in the Washington, DC metro area. We do not have a central shelter, but are a home-based rescue and placement service for ferrets.