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.

Date LostLocation Ferret Lost FromDetails
14 November 2020

Talbot Hill Road, Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset BH9

Goji, 8 month old female polecat coloured ferret.

Date FoundLocation Where Ferret FoundDetails
30 April 2021West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22* Currently with vets
18 April 2021Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10* Undergoing vet treatment
13 April 2021Charminster, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8Found straying
1 March 2021Sturminster Marshall, Dorset BH21Found straying
19 January 2021Lymington, Hampshire SO41Found straying but has been out for some time