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The SmallAnimalChannel Weekly Newswire - February 27, 2009

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

Posted: February 27, 2009, 8:15 p.m. EST

Hamster Hides Out In Bathroom For Two Days
A runaway hamster caused worry for his owners when they were unable to retrieve her from a hole in the bathroom, reports This Is Lancashire. Read Now>>

Southern Hamster Club Holds Annual Show
Hamster owners across the United Kingdom attended the Southern Hamster Club Show in Highworth, reports the Swindon Advertiser. Read Now>>

Hamster Featured In Science Project
Could a running hamster generate enough electricity to power a small light? Finding the answer to this was the basis of one of the science projects by middle-school students in Montana, reports The Great Falls Tribune. Read Now>>

Giant Rabbit Rescued From Road
Police in Kent, England, rescued a giant rabbit that was loose on the road, reports the BBC. Read Now>>

Guinea Pig Rescue In Arizona
Piggie Poo is a guinea pig rescue organization in Arizona that also sometimes rescues rats, chinchillas and ferrets, reports the Daily Wildcat. Read Now>>

Disaster Plan For Pets
A veterinarian urges pet owners to have a disaster plan for their pets as well as themselves, reports The Tennessean. Read Now>>

Wild Skunks Come Out Of Hiding
Normally shy wild skunks come out of hiding to mate for about seven weeks around the end of February, reports The Herald-Zeitung. Read Now>>

Naked Mole Rats Favorites In Japan
Zoos in Japan have found a new favorite for visitors, the naked mole rat, reports the Daily Yomiuri Online. Read Now>>

Are Rabbits Being Scared To Death?
A Korean rabbit farmer claims stress caused by noise from U.S. aircraft has killed 100,000 of his rabbits, reports the Stars And Stripes. Read Now>>

Pets Get Second Chance With Treatment From Own Stem Cells
A California company is alleviating pain in pets with arthritis by giving injections of the animal’s own stem cells, reports The Chicago Tribune. Read Now>>

Six Pound Rat Captured On A China Street
A man scruffed the six pound rat and took it home, reports the Examiner. Read Now>>

Church Is Started Where You Can Bring Your Pet
Every Sunday, your pet is allowed at church, reports the Examiner. Read Now>>

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