Fluffy Retreat Ferret Rescue
REGISTERED CHARITY #
We are a ferret rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming centre.
# of animals in our care:
Types of animals cared for:
Is the centre open to visitors?
Yes, by appointment only
This shelter is currently welcoming
donations (£), donations (items)
21 Jul 2021
Please note that after the 19th of July the rescue will continue to operate as it has done for the last few months. Visits will be limited to essential visits (i.e. adoptions, handovers etc) and all visits will be by appointment.
We still want visitors to wear their masks when they visit, if there is a genuine reason you can't, we will make adjustments but this might mean you cannot enter the rescue gardens. This is to protect ourselves, the ferrets and you.
We will be continuing with virtual homechecks and limited handling of cash and paperwork.
You must still tell us if you or your ferrets have been unwell with any of the following symptoms: cough; fever; headache; sore throat; or diarrhoea. You must be three weeks clear of symptoms before you visit the rescue.
Equally if you have been told to isolate, please do not visit for three weeks after the first day of your isolation.
Why do we say 3 weeks? This is because this is the quarantine period that the government have dictated for possible ferret infection with Covid.
Pam continues to do twice weekly lateral flow tests to protect everyone and will cancel appointments if there are any signs that either Pam or the ferrets have contracted Covid. Pam is fully vaccinated as well, but the does not stop you contracting the virus, it just helps you fight it.
This might all seem a bit overkill, but the rescue is, in the main, run solely by Pam. If Pam gets ill with covid it will have a huge impact on the rescue.
Everyone has been so supportive during the last year and we really appreciate you taking these extra steps to help keep the rescue running and safe for all.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 :)