Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ferrets on the Bus

Ever asked yourself why ferret rescue shelters and societies are needed? After reading this story about a lady in Ottawa who was not allowed to take her ferret on the bus despite the fact the ferret helped her deal with her agoraphobia and anxiety. After reading some of the comments on the CBC page about this story, I understand the need more than ever. Ferrets have been lap pets in North America for about 20 years, yet few people seem to know anything at all about them! Thank goodness for excellent rescue societies such as FIRST in Vancouver and the Alberta Ferret Rescue Society, plus the Ferret Rescue Society of Ottawa which publicly supported the woman and helped reverse the ban. Hopefully we'll see one in Prince George and northern British Columbia within the next few years.

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