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The Ferrets Magazine Newswire, August 15, 2008

Endangered Species Act, Ferrets As Service Animals, Rehab For Pets, Pet Insurance, Prairie Dog Poisoning, Calendar Contest.

Posted: August 15, 2008, 2:45 p.m. EDT

Change To Endangered Species Act
It’s unclear how a proposed change to the Endangered Species Act might affect species like the black-footed ferret, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Read Now>>

Ferrets Don’t Meet Requirements As Service Animals
A memo written by Ottawa’s deputy city manager for planning, transit and the environment supports last month’s revocation of a bus pass previously issued to a ferret. The ferret assisted a woman by reducing her anxiety and allowing her to ride the public bus, the OttawaCitizen.com reports. Read Now>>

Rehab Helps Injured Pets
Injured pets, from dogs to ferrets, are now reaping the benefits of rehabilitation techniques developed for humans, ABC News reports. Read Now>>

Ferret’s Treatment Covered By Pet Insurance

Pet insurance helped pay for treatment of a ferret with insulinoma, ThisIsMoney.com (UK) reports. Read Now>>

Prairie Dogs Face Poisoning In South Dakota
The U.S. Forest Service announced plans to poison prairie dogs to keep populations at 3 percent or less on federal lands, although prairie dogs might be protected in an area where endangered black-footed ferrets are reintroduced. Public comment on the plan will be accepted for 45 days, likely beginning August 15, ArgusLeader.com reports. Read Now>> 

Calendar Contest Benefits Animals
August 22 is the deadline for pet owners in Ontario, Canada, to submit their pet’s photo to the Orillia OSCPA’s 2009 Super Pet Calendar contest. Sales of the calendar benefit animals at the Orillia OSPCA, and last year’s calendar featured dogs, cats, ferrets and more, the Orillia Packet & Times reports. Read Now>> 

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