The Scottish SPCA appeal for information about stray ferrets in Newtown St Boswells

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The Scottish SPCA today asked for information about three stray ferrets that were found near a school in Newtown St Boswells.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was contacted after a lady spotted two ferrets while walking her dog near a school at around 4.30pm on Thursday, July 4.

She managed to catch one of the ferrets but the other one escaped.

The next night she returned to the same area and was able to catch the second ferret. Then following day she walked her dog in the same area again and was alerted by children to the presence of a third ferret that unfortunately was unwell and died shortly after being discovered.

But the other two females are now being cared for at the Scottish SPCA’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Re-homing Centre near Balerno.

In this facility the staff have made sure they have the utmost care, naming them Gemma and Jessie.

Senior Inspector Jenny Scott said: “Jessie and Gemma are both very friendly, lively little ferrets who are happy to be handled.

“We’re keen to speak to anyone who recognises the ferrets and knows how they came to be outdoors on their own.

“If no-one comes forward to claim the ferrets we’ll be looking to find them both good homes.”

Anyone with information can call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.