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Ferrets found abandoned in a lay-by in Fife

stray ferret

We are appealing for information after two ferrets were found running loose in a lay-by in Fife.

Two members of the public spotted the ferrets while driving along the B9157 Invertiel Road between Dalgety Bay and Kirkcaldy on Sunday 14 April and called our animal helpline.
Animal rescue officer, Lea Bowskill said: “On Sunday afternoon we received two calls from members of the public who were driving past a layby and spotted ferrets running loose amongst rubbish in a layby near Kirkcaldy.

“One male ferret was very friendly and appeared in good health.  The other male ferret was very thin with obvious abscesses on his body and tail.  They were both taken to a vet to be checked over but sadly the poorly one had to be put to sleep due to his condition and was in obvious pain and distress.

“The remaining ferret is now receiving care and attention from our staff at one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres.

“These ferrets were left in a dangerous situation and we would urge anyone unable to care for their pets to contact our confidential animal helpline for support and advice. 

“If anyone recognises this ferret or has any information surrounding his circumstances, they should call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”




If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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