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The Ferrets Magazine Newswire, June 20, 2008

Plague Spreads Farther, Disaster Training To Help Animals, Saved By A Date.

Posted: June 20, 2008, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Sylvatic Plague Continues To Spread
The area of South Dakota's Conata Basin affected by sylvatic plague has more than doubled in the past two weeks, increasing fears about biologists’ chances to stay ahead of it and save the endangered black-footed ferrets, the Rapid City Journal reports. Read the article>>

Workshop Offers Training To Help Animals After Disasters

The Humane Society University offers a workshop that prepares people to serve at emergency shelters for pets and animals evacuated or displaced after a disaster. It’s available in Orange, Calif. July 26 to 27; Gainesville, Fla., Sept. 13 and 14; Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 17 and 18; and Everett, Wash., Nov. 11 and 12th. Visit the website>>

Saved By A Date
A female ferret in an Edinburgh zoo is saved from a medical condition by breeding with a male ferret, The Evening News (Scotland) reports. Read the article>>

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