- Title: Abandoned ferrets get second chance at Russian animal shelter
- Date: 11th December 2019
- Summary: ROSTOV-ON DON, RUSSIA (DECEMBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FERRETS DRINKING LIQUID FROM DROPPER AND LICKING EACH OTHERS' SNOUTS VARIOUS OF FERRET PLAYING FERRETS IN ENCLOSURE FERRET LYING IN BOWL OF PLASTIC ITEMS AND SNIFFING CAMERA FERRET LYING IN BASKET UNDER BLANKET (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) 'TAIL' FERRET SHELTER OWNER, ANNA CRUDU, SAYING: "There were many abandoned, sick or unwanted ferrets, it was almost like an epidemic. In 2017 I decided that I should start a shelter, because many people just threw them out." FERRETS PLAYING, FERRET CRAWLING INSIDE PIECE OF CLOTHING FERRET CRAWLING OUT OF SLEEVE OF CLOTHING (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) 'TAIL' FERRET SHELTER OWNER, ANNA CRUDU, SAYING: "It takes a long time to find a new owner. You have to understand that this is an animal with its own specific features. It is important for the whole life of an animal and how long it is going to live. If it is a gift for someone or some other odd situation - I will refuse at once without any doubt." FERRETS PLAYING IN ENCLOSURE FERRET CLINGING TO BARS OF ENCLOSURE, LOOKING AT CAMERA (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) 'TAIL' FERRET SHELTER OWNER, ANNA CRUDU, SAYING: "One has to invest lots of time, energy and patience. It is hard, it is really hard. If you have a dog or a cat shelter, there is all that infrastructure, ferrets do not...excuse me (STANDING UP AND SPEAKING TO FERRET) Utik (name of a ferret) what are you doing there?" VARIOUS OF FERRETS LYING IN ENCLOSURE FERRET LOOKING OUT FROM UNDER BLANKET
- Embargoed: 25th December 2019 11:24
- Keywords: activist adandoned animal animal rights animal rights activist animal shelter closeup ferret
- Location: ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA
- City: ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001B9J7Z21
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Responding to what she calls an 'epidemic' of abandoned ferrets, Russian activist Anna Crudu has welcomed dozens of the furry creatures at her special 'Tail' shelter in Russia's Rostov-on-Don since 2017.
Crudu takes in abandoned animals, some of them found sick or injured on the streets, and finds them new owners capable of providing much-needed care and attention.
She said that some people decide to adopt ferrets without fully understanding the specifics of caring for such an animal, leading them to decide to abandon their pet.
Crudu said she refuses to re-home ferrets with people who want to gift them to others and keeps in touch with adopters before and after the adoption process, to make sure that the animal feels comfortable in its new home
Ferrets, small predators with long furry bodies, are widespread in the wild in the European part of Russia.
(Production: Sergei Pivovarov, Dmitry Turlyun)
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