Sunday, 29 April 2012

Three Shires Ferret Rescue & Welfare

Three Shires Ferret Rescue & Welfare has been around since the 14th June 2007. The rescue is run by Chrissy Hillyard and they rescue and re home ferrets in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Bedfordshire (which is how the name came about). The rescue receives ferrets mainly from the RSPCA and members of the public, some of which are un-neutered hobs that have roamed looking for females.
Before the ferrets leave Three Shires they will have been vaccinated, neutered and micro chipped. The ferrets usually go as pets or working ferrets, but not before a home inspection has been carried out. The ferrets usually have their basic nip training while at the rescue, which is mainly done by building a sense of trust between the ferrets and humans.
Chrissy often organises her own ferret shows, the next one being at the Rushden Cavalcade of historical transport and country show on Sunday 6th May 2012, 9:30-2:00pm.
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The Three Shires website has details of ferrets that are known to be lost as well as ferrets that have been found. This is a useful tool for people that have either lost a ferret (they can check to see if it has been found) or for people that have found a ferret and need to see if anyone has reported it missing.
The Three Shires centre also boards ferrets, more information about boarding with them will be added to the website shortly.
The website also has details on ferrets currently waiting for new homes, you can search for males, females and pairs. There is also general ferret information and examples of the sort of cage you should have for your ferrets.
You can visit the wesbsite yourself here and why not visit their Facebook page

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