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The Ferrets Magazine Newswire, October 17, 2008

Pet Food Settlement; Ferret Popularity; Pet Idol; Pet Abandoment; Pet Pantry; Animal Personalities; Wacky Names; Black-Footed Ferrets.

Posted: October 17, 2008, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Settlement of $24 Million Approved
A federal judge approved a $24 million settlement this week for hundreds of lawsuits filed over the deaths of pets last year due to food contamination, reports the Associated Press. Read Now>>

Pet Ferret Popularity Booms
Sales are booming on pet ferrets in the United Kingdom, reports the Scaroborough Evening News (UK). Read Now>>

Pet Idol Competition
A mall in Pennsylvania was the setting for a pet idol contest that included exotic pets like ferrets and skunks in addition to dogs, reports The Daily Item. Read Now>>

Fighting Pet Abandonment
The economic crisis is causing more and more people to abandon pets, but some simple cost-saving measures could avoid this, reports the Chicago Tribune. Read Now>>

Pet Pantry In Massachusetts
In an effort to help people keep their pets, a new nonprofit formed in Massachusetts to create a pet pantry, reports the Cape Cod Times. Read Now>>

The Study Of Animal Personalities Gains Ground

Scientists are taking the concept of animal temperament and personality more seriously, reports LiveScience. Read Now>>

Wacky Cat & Dog Names

Culled from the database of its clients, Veterinary Pet Insurance released a list of the 50 wackiest names for dogs and cats. Read Now>>

Black-Footed Ferrets Reproduce

The reintroduction of black-footed ferrets to Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota is showing signs of success, reports the ArgusLeader. Read Now>>

Prairie Dog Population Management
Jane Darnell comments on black-tailed prairie dog population management in the Nebraska  and South Dakota, reports the Argus Leader. Read Now>>

Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Spurs Hope
With many mammal species at risk for extinction, the recovery efforts for the endangered black-footed ferret offers hope that extinction isn’t inevitable, reports the Christian Science Monitor. Read Now>>

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