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The SmallAnimalChannel Newswire - October 24, 2008

Stay up-to-date with the latest small animal news from all around the world.

Posted: October 24, 2008, 10:15 p.m. EDT

Gadgets Can Injure Pets
High-tech gadgets can be dangerous to pets, according to a survey of 3,000 pet owners in the United Kingdom, reports The Telegraph (UK). Read Now>>

Gerbil Show Update
The owner of Twin Squeaks Gerbils reports on the 2008 Midwest Gerbil Show that took place October 22. Read Now>>

School Guinea Pig Survives Fire
School administrators call it a miracle when the pet guinea pig at the pre-school survives a fire that incinerated three classrooms and a store room, reports KGMB9.com. Read Now>>

Fudgie The Hamster Is Found

It took nine days, but an escaped hamster is finally safe, reports the Telegraph (UK). Read Now>>

Hamster History
This is the 70th year since hamsters began being bred as pets in the United States, and its history is quite interesting, reports the Seattle Times. Read Now>>

Rabbit’s Story Benefits British Red Cross
Proceeds are going to the British Red Cross from a book telling the story about a rabbit being rescued during floods in Yorkshire last year. Read Now>>

Virtual Adoption Can Save Rabbit Lives
A wild rabbit population on Robben Island off South Africa will be culled to preserve the island ecology, but a few rabbits will be left and must be neutered; people who pay the cost of neutering will “virtually” adopt it, reports IOL. Read Now>>

Rabbit Conference 2008
A blogger reports on the happenings at the House Rabbit Society’s Rabbit Conference 2008 in New Rochelle, New York. Read Now>>

Guardian Bunny
Rabbit thumped its foot to alert owner of a burglar’s presence, reports United Press International. Read Now>>

Rabbit Found In Stamford, UK
A woman who found a rabbit in Stamford near Essex Road is trying to locate its owners, reports the Rutland & Stamford Mercury. Read Now>>

Endangered Rat Loses Habitat
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is reducing the protected habitat by two-thirds for the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat, reports The Press Enterprise. Read Now>>

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