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.
|Waiting on photo||28-Nov-21||Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset DT11||LOST: Albino female (white with red eyes) missing. Around 5 years old.|
|Waiting on photo||17-Nov-21||Grove Road, Portland DT5||LOST: Polecat coloured female.|
|23-Sep-21||Kinson, Bournemouth BH10||LOST: 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-21||Stoke 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.|
|Ref||Date Found||Location Where Found||Details|
|243||24 October 2021||Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset BH17||Released for rehoming|
|1 October 2021||Verwood, Dorset BH31||Rehomed|
|220||4 September 2021||Weymouth, Dorset DT3||Released for rehoming|
|219||4 September 2021||Upton, Poole, Dorset BH16||Rehomed|
|30 April 2021||West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22||Released for rehoming|
|13 April 2021||Charminster, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8||Released for rehoming|
|119||1 March 2021||Sturminster Marshall, Dorset BH21||Rehomed|
|19 January 2021||Lymington, Hampshire SO41||Rehomed|