A SEARCH is on for the owner of a ferret which was sniffed out by a dog in a Kirkmahoe garden.
‘Hammy’, as he is being called by Scottish SPCA staff, was discovered in a wheelbarrow and is now being cared for at Dunragit Kennels in Stranraer.
Animal rescue officer Tricia Smith said: “Hammy is a friendly big boy who may have strayed from home.
"We rescue a fair number of ferrets found on the loose which might be because they're such crafty escape artists.
"They can fit through very small spaces so there's every chance there's someone in the local area looking for him.”
And Tricia added: “If no-one comes forward for Hammy, we'll soon find him a loving new home."
Anyone who recognises Hammy is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.