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Ferret owners urged to microchip pets

Ferret owners are being urged to microchip pets after a trio has been left to find new homes.

Romeo, Juliet and Cariad are ferrets currently being cared for at RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre.

Animal centre manager Debbie Caffull said: “Romeo, Juliet and Cariad have been in our care for far too long and we really hope they find their forever home soon.”

Romeo and Cariad entered RSPCA care after they were brought in by an inspector and Juliet was found as a stray.

Many ferrets enter the care of the RSPCA as strays and are unable to trace their owners. This could be avoided if owners ensure their ferrets are microchipped and their contact details are up to date on the database.

Microchipping a pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to their owners if they become lost or stolen. The RSPCA recommends that owners talk to their vet about getting their ferrets microchipped and in the unfortunate event that their pet goes missing, it can help them be reunited.

For advice on ferret welfare and pet care visit: http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/ferrets

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