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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 2020
  • Sadly, due to the Corona Virus situation, we are cancelling the AGM
  • The NFWS AGM will be held on Sunday 26th April 2020. Venue at the White Hart in Stoke near Andover.



  • NFWS Open Show 2020 CANCELLED
  • Sadly, due to the Corona Virus situation, we are cancelling the Open Show
  • The NFWS Open Show will be held at Chievely Village Hall, Chieveley RG20 8TE on Sunday 5th April 2020.

  • FERRET SURVEY

    A doctoral student at the Royal Veterinary College is researching ferret welfare. As part of this research she is currently circulating a short (approximately 12 minutes) survey amongst ferret care-givers on ferret housing, management, and welfare.

    Taking this survey will contribute to PhD research into ferret welfare by the Royal Veterinary College. If you are prepared to help, here is a link to the survey:

    https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90199353/Ferrets-Housing-Management-Welfare

  • NFWS membership fees for 2020 :

    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.