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Ferrets saved from £200m hospital site

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By Fiona Reid
Ferrets saved from £200m hospital site

TWO ferrets have been rescued from the construction site of the new £200 million flagship hospital in Dumfries.

The Scottish SPCA were alerted on Monday after two ferrets were found trapped down a manhole at the site of the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary at Cargenbridge.
Animal rescue officer Tricia Smith was able to reach the ferrets using a net, but one ran away.
Tricia said: “The ferrets were around a metre and a half underground when the builders uncovered the hole.
“It’s likely they fell down when the cover was off.”
She added: “We don’t know how long they had been in there but the ferret we caught is in good health and the one who ran off looked in fine condition.
“I will be scouting the area for the second ferret and the builders will also be keeping an eye out.
“I’d like to thank them for their assistance during the rescue as they were a great help.”
The ferret now in the care of Dunragit Kennels in Stranraer is a neutered male with polecat colouring.
Anyone who recognises the animal is asked to contact the kennels on 03000 999 999.


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