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Lost ferrets found in Steyning - 100 miles from home
11:20am Monday 11th June 2012 in News
Two lost ferrets were found roaming down a residential road – but a trip to the vets showed they are registered to someone nearly 100 miles away.
The pair, who were found in School Road, Upper Beeding, near Steyning, were taken to Grove Lodge Vets, Worthing, and the vets discovered that they were microchipped.
The registered owner was a woman from Hertfordshire, but when they tried to call the number provided it was out of service.
However it is unlikely that the ferrets could travel so far on foot, and it is more likely that the owners now live nearby, or that they have been abandoned.
Patsy Davis, of Gem Ferret Care Group, Lancing, has taken the pair in but would like to reunite the ferrets with their owner.
She said: “It is unusual for two ferrets to be found together as they usually go off on their own. This seems to suggest either that they had been recently abandoned there, or the owner lives nearby and they had just escaped. They may have been abandoned, but we don’t know. It does happen quite often that ferrets escape from their home, and it is always nice to get them back to the owner.”
If the owner does not come forward, then the ferrets will be rehomed.
If you believe these ferrets belong to you, call Gem Ferret Care Group on 01903 521681.