Fluffy Retreat Ferret Rescue
REGISTERED CHARITY #
ferrets in our care
Firstly I just want to say that according to WHO (World Health Organisation) there is no evidence to support the theory that we can catch this from, or pass it on to, pets (they do not specifically mention ferrets, but pets in general). We have no reason to believe that our ferrets are at risk of this at this time. However, with ALL human respiratory viruses, we always advise owners to limit their contact with their ferrets, this is because ferrets can pick up a number of human flu viruses, and it would be hard to know initially what you have. So we would recommend the same for this.
Wash your hands, cough into your elbow, stay calm, try not to panic buy!
Ordering and supplies
The webshop is now fully reopened and restocked! This week we will start to return to twice weekly post runs. Orders may still take longer than normal due to the current pressures on Royal Mail.
Suspension of all visits/ homechecks and adoptions
We are currently working on a new policy for homechecks and adoptions, which still has ferret welfare at its heart, but takes into consideration the restrictions and safe working for COVID. This is taking time to put together and we appreciate your patience.
We are now doing a few trial adoptions with people who we have already homechecked and have adopted from us in the past.
We are still taking in ferrets, but this is limited due to low numbers leaving us at this time. If you do need help please still contact us and we will do our best.
We have very strict protocols in place for ferrets being dropped off at the rescue, so please always talk to us first.
VISION & MISSION.
Rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned ferrets, providing temporary sanctuary for ferrets suitable for adoption and a permanent home for ferrets which cannot be adopted due to health, age or temperament. Provides information and support to ensure successful adoptions. To educate the public in ferret welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among ferrets.
Fluffy Retreat is a small ferret rescue established in 2010 – originally as a halfway house for ferrets waiting for rescue placements and has grown into a rescue in its own right.
Many ferrets come into the rescue through no fault of their own. Each year large numbers of ferrets are bred from, resulting in many more unwanted kits.
Fluffy Retreat is funded by fundraising activities and public donations. Fluffy Retreat neuters all ferrets of a legal age (unless extreme health circumstances mean it is too high risk – few and far between) All ferrets are vaccinated and microchipped. All ages, sizes and shapes catered for ;)
We operate throughout Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Bristol, Swindon, Bath and some areas of South Wales.
HOW YOU CAN HELP.
If you are able to make a financial donation to the rescue, that's wonderful (we do NOT want anyone putting themselves in financial difficulty to support us!).
We want to make the most of your donations, so if you are able to make a donation and you are a UK taxpayer, please consider sending us a giftaid form as well so that we can claim that extra 25p per £1 from HMRC. You can download the gift aid form from gov.uk site and email to us at - please let us know when and how the payment was made, and the name, so that we can tie the two together.
If you want to make a donation of goods, please check out our Amazon wishlist (https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1253OOPKF5AAG) – it shows what we need and we will endeavour to keep this as up to date as possible as situations unfold (i.e. if we have ferrets on specific foods etc).
Thank you :)