RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two ferrets managed to find themselves in a Talbot Green home – surprising the homeowners.
The ferrets – two female – surprised the homeowners at Lanelay Park when they found the ferrets had entered their home – one hiding in a cupboard and the other finding its way to the bedroom.
The RSPCA were then called for assistance yesterday (24 February).
RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Sian Burton attended and has transferred the ferrets into RSPCA care until an owner is found.
AWO Burton said: “Unfortunately these ferrets are not microchipped, so we can’t trace the owner easily. Following my visit I asked around the neighbours and posters have gone up to try and find out where they came from and a post has gone on Pets Located but we’ve so far had no luck.
“The caller was fantastic and despite their shock, they even expressed an interest in rehoming them. They are two lovely ferrets. “I’m sure they have got an owner out there and have sneakily escaped and then gone on a little adventure. Luckily they are now safe in our care, but we’d love nothing more than for them to be returned home.
“Anyone with information that could ensure these ferrets are returned home is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line, on 0300 123 8018.”
Many ferrets enter the care of the RSPCA as strays, with the animal welfare charity unable to trace their owners. This could be avoided if owners ensure their ferrets are microchipped and their contact details are up to date on the database.
Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen. We recommend that owners talk to their vet about getting their ferrets microchipped and in the unfortunate event that their pet goes missing, it can help them be reunited.
For advice on ferret welfare and pet care please visit http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/ferrets
For advice on microchipping please visit http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/general/microchipping Should you wish to help RSPCA Cymru, you can donate online.