July 7, 1997
The State of California says:
"Rabid ferrets may occur any place at any time."
"Pet European Ferrets..." p. 24
California Department of Health Services
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