Today the Capital Area Humane Society stopped by the radio station, they do this every Friday. Normally we get dogs and cats. A couple of weeks ago I asked Lexy, from CAHS, if they ever have ferrets available for adoption. As luck would have it, they do.

Today, Lexy brought in, the one and only, WILL FERRET! When I was younger my roommate, Brent, had a ferret that we both cared for. He was a great pet. The ferret traveled with us to parties, played well with the other pets we had and it was a fun experience.

Here are some things you should know about owning ferrets in the state of Michigan, according to michigan.gov.

Importing Ferrets From Another State

Ferrets must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal's state of origin. Please note that Michigan does not issue entry permits for ferrets to be imported.  Therefore, no permit number is required to be written on the interstate certificate of veterinary inspection.Ferrets under 6 weeks of age must not be imported into Michigan unless brought in with their mother. Ferrets eight weeks of age or older must be currently vaccinated against distemper. The disease vaccinated against, (i.e., distemper), date of vaccination, and (if possible) date of expiration must be listed on the CVI.  Ferrets over 12 weeks of age must be currently vaccinated against rabies. The disease vaccinated against, (i.e., rabies), date of vaccination, and (if possible) date of expiration must be listed on the CVI.

Exhibition Regulations

There are no specific requirements for Ferrets moving within the state for exhibition.

Ferrets being imported from out of state for exhibition: Ferrets must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal's state of origin. Ferrets under six weeks of age cannot be imported into Michigan, unless brought in with their mother. Ferrets eight weeks of age or older must be currently vaccinated against distemper. The disease vaccinated against, (i.e., distemper), date of vaccination, and (if possible) date of expiration must be listed on the CVI. Ferrets over 12 weeks of age must be currently vaccinated against rabies. The disease vaccinated against, (i.e., rabies), date of vaccination, and (if possible) date of expiration must be listed on the CVI. Contact the fair, show, or exhibition authorities for any additional requirements.

Seems pretty simple to me. If you are really into ferrets check out the West Michigan Ferret Connection. This is a non profit dedicated to ferrets.

The Capital Area Humane Society has many animals available up for adoption. Please call them at 517-626-6060 or visit them online.

Will Ferret & Buggs The Cat

Pets available at the CAHS.

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