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there are no current legalization efforts in NYC at this time,
NYCFerrets.Com is being maintained primarily as an archival
site for information on the ban and past legalization efforts.
If we are made aware of new ferret legalization efforts for
NYC, this site will resume more of its former functions and
will inform people on the e-mail
involved in our current legalization
Our Email List
In addition to keeping you updated on current legalization efforts in
NYC, our email list is also
used to let people know when we need help with envelope stuffing, Xeroxing
or anything else.
a Donation to NYCFerrets.Com
can always use donations to cover the costs
of mailings and supplies.
stuff and help raise money for NYCFerrets.Com at the same time!
raise awareness and raise money for NYCFerrets.Com. Buy
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us know about NYC ferret veterinarians and pet stores that sell ferret
If you know of a New York City vet who specializes in ferrets or a pet
store in the five boroughs that carries ferret supplies, please
let us know so that we can keep them and their clients up to date
on current legalization efforts. (Note: we already know about
all the Petlands and Petcos in the five boroughs!)
also need volunteers to keep
in touch with those vets and pet stores. Let us know which ones
you're near and whether or not you're willing to stop in once in a while
with flyers and/or other information for their ferret customers.
Things may seem a bit slow at times, but when we're in the middle of
a particular legalization effort, everything has to happen very quickly
and we need EVERYBODY to get involved. If we say "write a letter"
or "help your vet do a mailing" or "get a petition signed"
by a certain date, or if we tell you that there's a public hearing or
other event that ferret supporters need to attend we need you
to do that when we say to do it! Those are the most crucial times
to get involved. It may seem like what we ask you to do won't make a
big difference, but it does.
An example is this past May's (2001) bill to legalize ferrets. We were
almost there! In the end we were only about 4 votes short of re-legalizing
ferrets in NYC for good. As little as 5-6 calls to each of those 4 Council
Members, from people in their district, would have probably resulted
in our bill being passed. In other words, if only 25 more people had
picked up a phone or written a letter when we asked them to do so, your
ferrets would be legal today. So please, when we ask you to do something,
just do it, and ferrets will be legal again in no
you for your support!