Pair of ferrets found dumped in filthy cat box in Edinburgh

Two ferrets have been found abandoned next to a road in the Capital.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:04 am

The pair were spotted on a grassy area on Restalrig Road South by a member of the public who saw two girls dump a cat box containing the two pets before running off on Tuesday, 23 March.

According to rescuers the cage, which was filthy and too small for the two animals, was left open and the ferrets were seen running loose.

Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) have launched an appeal to find out more information about the ferrets’ owners.

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The pair of ferrets that were found abandoned in a cage in Edinburgh picture: SSPCA

SSPCA inspector Jennifer Surgeon said: “This ferrets were left in a cat box that was far too small for them.

"The cage was left open and the ferrets were running loose. Luckily the member of the public managed to contain them.

“Both ferrets appear to be in good body condition but were both very dirty. The cage they were in was also filthy.

“We appreciate that the people who left the ferrets in the area may have intended for the animals to be found but this is not the right way to give up an animal if you can no longer care for them.

The cat box that the ferrets were found in was filthy picture: SSPCA

“Thankfully, despite their ordeal, they appear to be unscathed and are now in the care of one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres where they are receiving the care they need.

“We would like to find out what happened to these ferrets. If anyone has any information on how the ferrets came to be in this situation they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”

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