Ferrets are inquisitive and extremely apt at escaping. Being very agile they are able to escape through narrow gaps and weak points in cages. During the breeding season entire ferrets are particularly liable to escape however neutering helps reduce their desire to find a mate. As a working animal ferrets are prone to being stolen and can also be left behind. As ferret thefts are common, it is essential that owners take precautions. We recommend that you secure your ferret housing with padlocks and install security lights and CCTV. Try not to advertise the fact that you have ferrets. In order to increase your chance of being reunited with your ferret, we recommend that all ferrets are microchipped. When we take in a stray we always check for a microchip, as do most other rescues and vets.

Lost: To report a lost ferret and for more help, please see our lost ferret page.

Found: To report a found ferret and for more help, please see our found ferret page.

PhotoDate LostFromDetails
Waiting on photo28-Nov-21Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset DT11LOST: Albino female (white with red eyes) missing. Around 5 years old.
Waiting on photo17-Nov-21Grove Road, Portland DT5LOST: Polecat coloured female.
23-Sep-21Kinson, Bournemouth BH10LOST: Small sandy male ferret. Aged around 1.5 years. Friendly. Not microchipped or neutered.
05-Jan-21 Stoke Gifford, Bristol STOLEN: Mitted female, unknown age. Aggressive and needs to be handled with caution. Was entire and not chipped when stolen.
05-Jan-21Stoke Gifford, Bristol STOLEN: Polecat coloured male, around 7 or 8 years old. Very placid but may bite when scared. Was entire and not chipped when stolen.

RefDate FoundLocation Where FoundDetails
24324 October 2021Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset BH17Released for rehoming
1 October 2021Verwood, Dorset BH31Rehomed
2204 September 2021Weymouth, Dorset DT3Released for rehoming
2194 September 2021Upton, Poole, Dorset BH16Rehomed
30 April 2021West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22Released for rehoming
13 April 2021Charminster, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8Released for rehoming
1191 March 2021Sturminster Marshall, Dorset BH21Rehomed
19 January 2021Lymington, Hampshire SO41Rehomed