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Ferret Legalization Efforts

Did you know that ferrets are not legal to own as pets everywhere in the United States? While in recent years, most laws that once banned ferret ownership have been changed, there are some areas that still restrict ferret ownership. Only two states ban the keeping of ferrets as pets - California and Hawaii, but there are smaller locales that restrict ownership even though statewide there is no law against it. Check with your local government agencies if you are not sure of the laws in your area.

Legalization efforts have been ongoing for two restricted areas - California and New York City - for years. Those working on changing the laws in these areas are working tirelessly for something that most of us take for granted - the right to own our pet of choice. Please take the time to learn about two organizations doing such work - Californians for Ferret Legalization and Perhaps you can help make a difference!

Visit these websites:

Will You Help?
Would you like to see the AFA more involved in legalization efforts? We would too!

The AFA is actively seeking volunteers to work on ferret legal and legislation issues. Help us make better use of our nationwide exposure for the betterment of ferrets in Ferret Free Zones.

We Need You To:
  Volunteer - The Legal and
   Legislative Committee needs
   your energy and expertise.
  Report - Are you part of a
   legalization effort? Send us
   updates, let's keep the ferret
   community informed.
  Donate - Your tax deductible
   donation can be added to the
   general fund or earmarked for
   legislative efforts.