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How to get a ferret in California? 

Unfortunately, there is no legal way to obtain a pet ferret in the state of California.


First Time Ferret Owners:

Ferret Rescue:

West Coast Ferrets

(916) 992-3132

This is the only permitted rescue in California. They have a network of volunteers across the state. 

Medical Advice:

Do you have a medical emergency or rescue in need of medical attention? FERN is a wonderful resource. Please direct medical questions to them at

Greater Los Angeles Veterinarians Spreadsheet

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