“They are of no use to you, but they mean the absolute world to us”: family pleads for return of stolen pet ferrets
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We are appealing for the public’s help in finding two pet ferrets who were stolen from a shed in Hurst Green over the weekend.
Between 2pm on Saturday 28 October and 9.30am on Sunday 29 October, the thief or thieves climbed over the garden fence from a neighbouring property and either smashed the padlock off the shed door or removed it using bolt cutters. The two ferrets were all that was taken.
One of the ferrets is described as a sable polecat ferret, and the other is a silver ferret. We have attached photos of them to this appeal. Neither has been trained or used to hunt, and neither can be bred from as they have been fully neutered.
The family are devastated and said that “we have been left not knowing where they are, if they are being abused or mistreated, if they are being fed or cared for properly or if they have already been abandoned or killed because they are of no use to the person that has stolen them.”
“They have their own personalities; they love to have cuddles and play and rush out of their bed to say hello whenever you go to see them…to us they are no different to a pet dog or cat.”
One of the ferrets also requires a special diet and syringe feeding as he is recovering from illness, and the family are concerned he won’t survive without the correct conditions and diet.
Were you in the area around Mill Lane in Hurst Green on Friday 27 or Saturday 28 October? Do you have CCTV, dashcam or helmet cam footage that might have captured anything suspicious? Have you been offered these ferrets for sale recently or know anything about where they might be or who might have taken them?
If you have any information that can help us reunite these beloved family pets with their rightful owners, please get in touch quoting PR/45230122788 via: