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Ferret Shelters in Mississippi

Raisins From Heaven Ferret Rescue & Sanctuary

Director: Maren E Qualls
Hernando, MS
901 335-6536
Raisins is a small, in-home ferret shelter that was established in August of 2002, the day following the death of our beloved first ferret, Precious. We started this shelter in her honor. She too was a rescued, throw-away ferret who left us too soon. We are proud that Raisins has taken in nearly 275 ferrets in the nearly 12 years of operation. Not all ferrets have been adopted - some due to illness, advanced age, or behavior problems remain here as "lifers." And we remember the precious little ones who crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge and now dance with the other sweet souls who passed before them. Their earthly bodies are buried in our Memorial Garden. Raisins is a ferret rescue as well as a ferret sanctuary. We take in all ferrets that come to us either as a surrender or as a stray found and taken to local animal shelters around the area. No ferrets are ever turned away and all ferrets receive clean cages and bedding, proper food and water, treats, toys, playtime every day, the very best of vet care, and love every day. Medical treatment is never denied no matter the illness. We are a ferret advice and information resource as well as a referral service to ferret-wise veterinarians in the tri-state area. We are not veterinarians and do not offer medical advice. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you suspect an illness or medical condition in your ferret.

Dog & Cat Shelters in Mississippi

PO Box 2875
Oxford, MS 38655
662 816-5275
Drifters’ Place is the dog rescue and training center that I am building in North Mississippi. The goal is to work closely with area shelters that have high kill rates, and transfer dogs that are labeled “unadoptable” from the shelters to Drifters’ Place. These will be dogs that are listed on the shelters’ kill lists, so we save lives, as well as open up space for the shelter and assist them in lowering their kill rate. What we do then is take each dog, work on their nutrition, exercise, behavior and socialization. We foster and train them, helping each dog to become a truly remarkable companion and erase the “unadoptable” label forever. The goal is to work with every dog until it is ready to be adopted as a companion or helper dog, depending on its talents and skills. Those that come in as special needs and, after careful evaluation and fair training time, are deemed too unstable for the family environment, will remain as sanctuary dogs as long as they need to.