Series 1 Episode 1
First Broadcast: 12AM Fri 26 August 2011

Many people think ferrets are smelly, vicious animals, but best friends Maria, Kelly and David love them and have dedicated their lives to rescuing and rehabilitating Britain's most mistreated ferrets.

Ferrets mean more to Kelly than just pets; they are her best friends, therapy and a lifeline. They have been there for Kelly during the emotional ups and downs of her gender reassignment surgery and have helped her cope with the post-traumatic stress she suffers as a result of serving in the Falklands as a young man.

In return, Kelly is dedicating her life to helping these outsiders of the animal world. Kelly, Maria and David run 2nd Chance Ferret Rescue in Bristol, and this film joins them at one of their busiest times: ferret show season.

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Becky Lomax's First Cut film tells the story of three friends and their rescue centre for traumatised ferrets