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The Weekly Ferrets Magazine Newswire - April 3, 2009

Harmful plants; National Ferret Day; Black-Footed Ferrets; Pets And Flood; Ferrets And Student; Ferret Racing; Pet Value; Animal Cruelty.

Posted: April 3, 2009, 5 p.m. EDT

Common Plants That Might Harm Pets
The ASPCA compiled a list of common garden plants that could be harmful to pets if ingested, reports the Baltimore Sun. Read Now>>

How Do You Celebrate National Ferret Day?
Ferret owners discuss their plans to celebrate the day, reports the Houston Chronicle. Read Now>>

The Rough Road To Reintroducing Black-Footed Ferrets In Kansas
Black-footed ferrets are being introduced onto private land in Kansas, but their food source, prairie dogs, are the center of a major battle, reports Read Now>>

Ferrets Help University Student Make Friends
A University of Cumbria student takes her two ferrets on walks and enjoys their company, reports Cumberland News (UK). Read Now>>

Pets Forced Into Shelters As Owners Flee Flood Waters In North Dakota
Pocket pets like guinea pigs and hamsters are being housed at the Red River Zoo in Fargo, North Dakota, reports The Associated Press. Read Now>>

Black-Footed Ferrets Born
The first black-footed ferrets of the season were born at a Colorado facility involved in a breeding program to re-introduce this endangered species to the wild, reports the Denver Post. Read Now>>

Ferret And Piglet Racing
Ferret and piglet races are some of the events at a newly revamped tourist attraction in Maidstone, reports Kent Online (UK). Read Now>>

New Jersey Appeals Court Says Pets Have Special Subjective Value
A pet custody dispute initially only offered compensation based on monetary value, reports Read Now>>

Appeal Of Sentence Lets Ferret Torturer Avoid Jail Time
Two men appealed their sentences for animal cruelty against ferrets, and a judge has set aside the sentence of 10 months in jail for one man and will decide the other man’s fate next week, reports ABC News (Australia). Read Now>>

Verdict Reached After New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty
The case began in 2008 with the discovery of 68 animal bodies in the house the man and his wife left. One or two of the animals might’ve been ferrets, reports The Associated Press. Read Now>>

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