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Ferret hiding in box of teddies nearly gets thrown out with the rubbish

A ferret who seemed to want to make friends with some teddy bears nearly ended up at the tip before she was rescued by the RSPCA.

Credit: RSPCA

Honey, the cream and brown ferret, was found in a bag of teddy bears in a garage near Caterham in Surrey.

The person who found her was throwing out some old toys when they spotted that one of the bags was moving.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kirstie Gillard collected Honey and took her for a vet check.

I think the member of the public who found her had quite a shock when her little face poked out between the teddies. Poor honey had obviously wanted to find somewhere nice and warm. We don’t know if she was abandoned or if she escaped but she had no microchip and no owner was ever traced.

– Kirstie Gillard, RSPCA Animal Collection Officer

Honey had no injuries but was underweight when found. She is now at RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre in Buckinghamshire where she has received lots of care and attention, as well as her own box of teddy bears to keep her company.

Two-year-old Honey, the polecat ferret, is now looking for her forever home and needs a large enclosure with lots of tunnels and levels to keep her busy.

If you would like to give Honey a home please contact RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre on 0300 123 0752.