� The Ferret Company

Californians for
Ferret Legalization

An Umbrella Organization Representing Hundreds of Thousands of Ferret Enthusiasts in California

July 7, 1997

MISINFORMATION of the Week -- No. 10 in a Series

The State of California says:

"Rabid ferrets may occur any place at any time."

"Pet European Ferrets..." p. 24
California Department of Health Services
December 1988

What others say:

"When asked about the threat form rabies, I pointed out that it was such an unlikely scenario that unless an owner had the disease and bit his ferret, it would be difficult to imagine how a housebound and frequently cagebound animal could become exposed to the disease."

Roger Caras, President
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA
Letter, September 20, 1995

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