The rescue has now been running since 2003, and we have successfully rehomed a great many ferrets.
We started keeping ferrets in 2001, as pets, and were won over by their mischievious and friendly natures. In true form, ferret maths took over and soon we were being brought ferrets by people who no longer wanted them, knowing we would look after them.
In 2003 ourselves and a friend decided to become a rescue to enable us to raise funds and rehome the ferrets that were being brought in. It also enabled us to pay for vets bills to help poorly animals that ended up with us.
We have a policy of neutering any ferret brought in, to reduce the numbers of unwanted kits that appear each and every year. In addition all ferrets are vaccinated against Canine Distemper and are Microchipped in case they are stolen or go missing.
Along with this, we attend many local country shows,give talks to public groups and take every opportunity to educate owners to improve the welfare of their ferrets. We give advice both in person and by email or telephone to concerned owners, although medical issues are always referred to a vet. We work closely with other animal rescue centres and several veterinary practices as well as the RSPCA.
Weardale Agricultural Show, St. Johns Chapel, 2012