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NFWS Mission Statement
  1. To promote the well-being of ferrets through articles written and published by the NFWS, veterinarians and ferret specialists world wide
  2. Offer/provide advice on a variety of ferret subjects from common illnesses, nutrition, sanitation, interaction, ferret safety and the advisability of breeding.
  3. Promote the on-going liaison with veterinarians and all medical organisations and agents associated within the 'ferret world' with the aim of raising the general awareness of ferret health and ferret needs.
  4. Advise and educate ferret owners, clubs etc., on their basic responsibilities towards ferrets on such diverse subjects as when considering breeding ferrets and when working ferrets in vermin control. The list is large!
  5. To promote confidence in ferret owners to approach the NFWS and/or veterinarians to seek advice when their ferret's health and behaviour causes concern.

Welcome to the National Ferret Welfare Society

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If you've arrived at this page seeking the NATIONAL FERRET WELFARE SOCIETY, NFWS in abbreviated form, then you've arrived at the right place.

Most pages have been updated, but if you notice an error please let us know. Meanwhile some useful contact details are set out below.



  • President: Mick Quelch Tel: 07787 506 384 Email
  • Chairman: Paul Tripp Tel: 07903 390 980
  • Secretary: Sally Tripp Tel: 07903 390 980 Email
  • Treasurer: Sue Nickells Tel: 01256 320 676 / 07928 529 213 Email
  • Newsletter Editor: Mick Quelch (see above)
  • Facebook Editor: Sally Tripp - see above under Secretary
  • PR:
  • Membership Secretary: Derek Harding, 17 Summerfield Close, Wokingham, Berks RG41 1PH Tel: 0118 979 1260 Email
  • Site admin Email

Latest News:

  • NFWS AGM 2021
  • Sadly, due to the Corona Virus situation, we are cancelling the AGM for 2021


  • NFWS Open Show 2021 CANCELLED
  • Sadly, due to the Corona Virus situation, we are not expecting to hold an Open Show in 2021.
  • The NFWS Open Show will usually be held at Chievely Village Hall, Chieveley RG20 8TE.

  • NFWS membership fees for 2021 :

    UK membership the subscription for 12 months is £12.00 for Individual members, £18.00 for Family membership and £7.00 for Junior (under 16 years).

    Affiliate membership Organisations with 1 - 25 members £35.00 plus £13.00 for every extra 25 members or part thereof.

  • As we have been unable to do much in 2021, the NFWS Committee have decided that, for those who were members on the 30th September 2020, there will be free membership for 2021.