Ferrets in Need is run by an elected executive committee made up of the following members:
You can download a copy of our constitution from here, in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. If you don’t have the free Acrobat Reader, then you can download it from here.
There are an estimated 2 million ferrets in the UK and, as with all animals, many are abandoned or become lost each year, ending up in rescue centres. The problem of homeless ferrets is compounded by their ability to produce as many as 13 kits in each litter. So during the summer ferret rescues become inundated with abandoned kits and pregnant jills.
Ferrets are not wild animals and do not generally thrive in the wild any better than a pet dog or cat would do. After centuries of domestication they have lost many of their survival instincts. Often ferrets are found in a very sorry state and require extensive, and expensive, veterinary care along with weeks of nursing before they are ready to be found new homes. Kits are voracious eaters, and a rescue’s food bill alone during the summer can be considerable. As a consequence, like all animal welfares, the ferret rescues are often struggling to make ends meet.
We try to help by attending fairs and shows to raise money so that we can provide assistance with vet bills and provide essentials like food, housing and bedding to lost or abandoned ferrets.
If you'd like to help us you can get in touch with us by email, by writing to us at Ferrets in Need, 100 Derbyshire Lane, Stretford Manchester M32 8DR, or by coming along to one of our social evenings, held on the last Wednesday of every month.