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What's New at the American Ferret Association?

AFA's 2014 Dooktoberfest Ferret Competition Registration is now OPEN!

AFA & The Wild Weezil Women on Wine will be holding the 2014 Dooktoberfest Ferret Show at the Stonewall District Ruritan Club in Clear Brook, VA on November 8th.

This is the first time we will be holding a show in the Winchester, VA area.

For more information please call 1-888-FERRET-1 or email

Download the registration packet here: Show packet

The American Ferret Association (AFA) announces its 2014 First Annual Call for Proposals from Veterinarians.

The purpose of the AFA’s Pamela Slack, DVM Medical Research Grant Fund is to promote research that specifically leads to the improvement in clinical care of ferrets, pertaining to captive health, diet, and husbandry in privately owned situations.

Read more and download complete rules and instructions for submitting a proposal here. (43 kb pdf)

AFA’s Position Statement on Ferret Legalization

Download the full position statement HERE. (24 kb pdf)

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Canine Distemper Vaccination News Update!

Merial's Purevax Distemper is no longer available at this time. Please read the AFA's Position Statement on Canine Distemper Vaccination and Titer Testing.

Download AFA's Position Statment on Canine Distemper Vaccination and Titer Testing HERE. (113 kb pdf)

AFA’s 2014 Members’ Ferret Photo Contest

Ferrets: They’re not people, but from the look of things, most of us think they are. Our fuzzy friends are our constant companions, and if the internet proves anything at all, it’s that we quite literally can’t get enough of them. Cat and dog people have nothing on us, we are ferret obsessed.

Read more and get the 2014 Members' Ferret Photo Contest Rules and Entry Form here(65 kb pdf)

Every Ferret Counts UPDATE!
The American Ferret Association’s "Ferret Census 2012"

The American Ferret Association (AFA) finalized data collection in its first-ever ferret census in March. Throughout the past year, more than 2200 ferret owners logged into the survey and answered 55 questions about their ferrets, health and nutrition, color patterns, ages and more!

The AFA’s Education Committee has now analyzed the data for 33 of these questions and continues to work on those remaining. After the analysis, we will be sharing the results. Ferret owners, veterinarians, shelters and retailers of products for ferrets will all benefit from the sharing process! Reports of the data will appear in the American Ferret Report, on the AFA web page, on the AFA Facebook page and in special publications.

Volunteers interested in assisting with the remaining data analysis, interpretation and sharing of the census results should contact the AFA.

The winner of the one-year AFA membership (from those who submitted the survey) will be announced here SOON! Thank you to everyone for participating in this ground-breaking research. We couldn't have done it without you!

Upcoming Shows

Midwest Ferret Fellowship Faire
Midwest Ferret Fellowship
September 20, 2014
Whiskers University
Grand Rapids MI

Fall Ferret Fandango
Pennsylvania Ferret Club and Shelter
October 4, 2014
Gilbertsville Fire Company
Gilbertsville, PA
Contact: or 610-495-1509

Greatest Ferret Show On Earth #26
Greater Chicago Ferret Association
October 11, 2014
Kane County Fairgrounds
Prairie Events Center/Trades Building West End
St. Charles, IL

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