We receive no external funding so all money needed to run the rescue we raise ourselves. This is mainly through providing ferret racing at events and offering ferret holiday boarding. For these we ask for a reasonable donation in exchange. Other donations as a result are gratefully accepted. We avoid actively asking for random donations, apart from at events, so this web page is our main source of requesting help.
Donations: We can accept PayPal donations; contact us for other means. Please send your PayPal to email@example.com as “friends and family” to avoid us paying a fee.
Gift certificates: Gift certificates can be purchased from some of our suppliers which they will email to us. Just quote firstname.lastname@example.org as our email address when asked.
Kiezebrink, one of our raw suppliers: https://www.kiezebrink.co.uk/index.php?route=account/voucher
Feedem, one of our kibble suppliers: https://www.feedem.co.uk/gift-vouchers
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Amazon wishlist: Purchasing items through our Amazon Wishlist is a really simple way to help us. As well as a selection of everyday items such as ferret food, there are additional items such as housing and toys. To benefit us more, use Easyfundraising when shopping. Find out more at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1S2O15F2Z4Q2N
We have a small team of friendly volunteers but extra help is always useful, even if it is just making the tea. Everyone does what they feel comfortable with, whether that is chatting to the public about ferrets, helping with the ferret racing, selling stock or keeping an eye on the stand. You do not need any experience nor do you need to own ferrets. Your own transport is helpful though. You can choose which events you wish to help at. We operate a private Facebook group to manage our events but can provide details by alternative means if you do not use Facebook.
Covid-19 has stopped events for the moment but we are still interested in people who can help out for when they restart. Hopefully events will take place again soon as these are one of our main means of fundraising.
Helping at the rescue: Help at the rescue is also welcomed. This can involve cleaning out pens, handling ferrets, nail clipping, weighing, photo sessions and painting when needed. We are a home based rescue so visits are on a prearranged basis only. Most of our ferrets are in walk in pens which can be daunting for some people but we usually have some other housing in use. We like to meet anyone interested in helping at the rescue in advance.
Whichever volunteering task you are interested in please complete our volunteer application. We ask for information about yourself, what type of help you can offer, when you are available and what areas you are happy to travel to.
We have a presence across the social media channels however we are now starting to focus on a new Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/purbeckferretrescue – so please join us there if you wish