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Current Shelter Population: 102



Off The Paw: The Official Newsletter of the Greater Chicago Ferret Association http://newsletter.gcfa.com



The Off The Paw Newsletter is published six times a year and is available to all GCFA Club members, nationally and internationally. 


Email the GCFA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the GCFA shelter at 708.442.8650 for more information about costs, sizes, etc.



Please send your Newsletter submissions through the Contact GCFA page.

If submissions are sent before the due date the editor will do everyting possible to include it in the current issue. If it can not be included, you will receive a response with an update as to why and to expect it in the next. Artwork should be sent as JPG or PNG.


Editions Dates:

Mar/Apr edition (key items: Board Elections, Ferret Madness, Expo, Ferret Fiesta, Woozlefest) 2/15

May/Jun edition (key items: Woozlefest, Cosley Zoo, Pride Parade, 4th of July Parade) 4/15

Jul/Aug edition (key items: 4th of July Parade, Membership Drive, Buckeye Bash, Show) 6/15

Sep/Oct edition (key items: Show, Halloween Party) 8/15

Nov/Dec edition (key items: Giving Tree, Holiday Fundraiser, Photos with Santa, Holiday Thank You Party, Annual Tattoo Party, Borders Gift Wrapping) 10/15

Jan/Feb edition 12/15.


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Monthly Shelter Expenses

Cleaning Supplies:

..all prices are approximate..

GFSOE Sponsors

Greatest Sponsor On Earth

In Honor of Patrick & Gisele Fund

 Ness Exotic Wellness Center

Ringmaster of Specialties

 Animal House of Chicago

Ringmaster of Titles I

Glenwood Village Pet Hospital

Ringmaster of Titles II

Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital 

Companion Title Class


Casey's Hidden Pantry

Late Alter Title Class

 Totally Ferret

Adolescent Title Class

Ferret Breeders Network

Breeder Title Class

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We Support Bissel Lost Pet USA