The Ferret Nook Ferret Shelter
phone: (608) 423-3315
fax: (608) 423-9575
PO Box 3
ferret care list
How to Trace a Lost
Contact The Ferret Nook ASAP, (608) 423-3315 -- we may be able to assist you in
your search. Then...
- Check through your house carefully, including places where your ferret "couldn’t
possibly be." Look inside drawers, under dressers, in hampers, under and inside
refrigerators, washers, dryers, dryer-vent hoses, etc.
- Check your backyard, bushes and garage. Most ferrets when exploring a new
area will cling to the side of a building or structure before venturing out
into an open area.
- Take your ferret’s favorite squeaky toy around the neighborhood squeaking
it and calling out your ferret’s name.
- Ask your neighbors and especially neighborhood children if they’ve seen
your ferret. Kids spend more time outside than adults do and a new "creature"
roaming the block will surely catch their attention. Ask permission to enter
neighbor’s sheds or garages and ask your neighbors to check their dryer vents
to see if the ferret may have climbed into them.
- Post notices and pictures of your ferret wherever possible -- bulletin boards
at grocery stores, libraries, gas stations, etc. Be sure to go back and take
them down again once your pet is back, safe at home.
- Alert your mailman, newspaper carrier, and anyone else who passes through
your area frequently.
- Call your local police, animal control, and animal shelters. If possible,
give them a picture of your ferret or a very detailed description. Does your
ferret have any tattoos or distinguishing marks to make identification easier?
Check back frequently since they may be too busy to call you.
- Place your ferret’s cage or carrier outside with some of his bedding, food,
and water in it. Sometimes they can smell their way home. Check the cage frequently
for signs of his/her return.
- If your ferret is microchipped, call the company and report him/her
lost. Place an ad in your local newspaper. Give a detailed description of your
pet, when it was lost, and the general area where it was lost. You don’t have
to list an address, but be sure to list your phone number.
- Most ferrets will travel no further than a 10-block radius of their
home. Never give up and remember, the more people aware of your missing
ferret, the better chance of him/her returning home!
Important Phone Numbers to Have Near By:
Ferret Nook Shelter/Adoption Center: (608) 423-3315
Animal Control: _____________________________
Animal Shelter/Humane Society: _________________