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10-27-2010 02:36 AM
TribbleTrouble
Re: Pics for School Project?

uh... Wow... guess it's time to write a different speech. Thanks so much for letting me know--all of the sites I went to for research must have been terribly outdated--I would have felt like a complete moron if I'd gotten as far as the presentation date without figuring it out!! -_-;

I'll still be doing something hedgehog related, and using some of these great pictures, for sure, but a change of topic is definitely in order!

PS: *facepalm*
10-27-2010 02:23 AM
RocketHedge
Re: Pics for School Project?

Hedgehogs are no longer illegal to own in Denver. Please see this quote from the Flash and Thelma Hedgehog Rescue site:

"City of Denver: Until January of 2004, hedgehogs were illegal to possess as pets in the city of Denver, where there is a city ordinance that provides a list of pets that an individual MAY possess (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, etc.) and any animal not on the list are illegal. Denver animal control officials informed me that most of the hedgehogs they seized were at Denver International Airport for people with hedgehogs that are terminating their flight in Denver. These individuals then had to sign an affidavit stating that they would remove the hedgehog(s) from the city limits. Those individuals failing to do so would have their hedgehog(s) surrendered to the Colorado Division of Wildlife. My interview with Wildlife officials indicated that they had not yet had to take in a hedgehog under these circumstances and, therefore, did not have a policy where the hedgehog might end up. In all likelihood they would approach the Denver Dumb Friends League (in which case the hedgehog would end up at our rescue. We were also informed that since our rescue was a USDA licensed facility, our hedgehogs would not be subject to seizure at Denver International Airport. THEN, thanks to a community effort begun in 2002 to get hedgehogs added to the list of permissable pets in Denver, the slow process of gaining support of Denver City Council/County Commission members and animal control officials began. Despite the irrational objections of so-called "animal welfare" organizations (such as allegations that if hedgehogs were legalized in Denver, they'd be running loose as strays all over the place), testimony in front of the Council/Commission led to a vote approving the addition of hedgehogs (and sugar gliders) as permissable pets in Denver as of January 2004. "

Original source: http://hedgieflash.org/miwacle.html
10-26-2010 10:48 PM
starby
Re: Pics for School Project?

Quote:
did you name your hedgehog after the fraggle? If so, you are supremely awesome.
I DID get the idea from Fraggles! Though, the Fraggle is technically named Wembley after the stadium... but I didn't want him to be named after a stadium and I liked the sound of the 'i' in there, so he became Wimbley! haha
10-26-2010 01:15 AM
TribbleTrouble
Re: Pics for School Project?

lol, no problem, the more the merrier! Wimbley is adorable--actually looks a bit like my little Miss Twiggy in some shots! Also, did you name your hedgehog after the fraggle? If so, you are supremely awesome.
10-25-2010 08:27 PM
starby
Re: Pics for School Project?

You probably already have enough pictures by now but here are the links to my two facebook albums dedicated to Wimbley... Sorry I'm a little slow on the uptake. haha
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 44cafd626e
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 3d1ac23b30
10-25-2010 05:04 PM
TribbleTrouble
Re: Pics for School Project?

Awwwww! All of the pictures you guys are posting are wonderful, and illustrate my points very well indeed. Thank you so much to everyone contributing!

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Originally Posted by Puffers315
Feel free to quote me, I got no problem, you can even put down my real name (D.W. Kallison, Massena Center, New York) if need be. I did a little research just to make sure I was right on the subject of PA, and came across this article which is both good in content and name.

"The Hedgehog Underground Railroad"
http://citypaper.net/articles/030702/cs.cover.shtml

It goes through her case and how muddled PA law is on the subject, but it describes how the PGC (Fish & Wildlife Department) came with cops and even covered both doors of her house, and how they compared her to a drug dealer because she was a 'supplier'.

As for other places, no clue but I assume its what I said, they fear wild colonies will develop and screw up the regional eco system. My main arguement on the subject is the pure fact they cannot survive in most climates in most states, even Florida can have spells of below 60'F and even if a hedgehog was wild and did hibernate and came back out of it, there's the whole health issue of their immunity systems being weaken from the hibernation. They're a hybrid creature of two different hedgehogs and just are not built to hibernate. It'd be interesting to see this project when finished.
Very interesting article, and it's even more interesting how many people here were personally affected by the case. I think I'll shuffle my conclusion around to include some of that information. You've been enormously helpful, and I would be glad to post the finished results online for everyone. If I can't figure out how to do so with a powerpoint, I can at least tell folks which of their lovely pictures I've chosen and type out my talking points. I'm presenting either next Tuesday or Thursday, so it should be three weeks tops before I post it.
10-23-2010 12:25 AM
spastic_jedi
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10-22-2010 11:00 PM
Hedgieonboard
Re: Pics for School Project?

I have been enjoying these pictures, I think they all make a good point to show how gentle and non threatening hedgies are. It is very sad about how Pennsylvania acts towards them because I am originally from NY so if I ever had to drive up their with my hedgies for some reason I would be traveling some serious, serious miles out of the way. I remember reading that story about the woman in Pennsylvania but I could never find out what happened and if they ever found out what happened to the ones confiscated in the raids because PGG wouldn't tell anyone of the ppl involved when asked and it was thought that they put them to sleep. I'm very interested to know how your project goes and it would be great if Denver allowed them after your presentation. I think they should be legal everywhere because I have yet been to a place in the US that would be hospitable to a wild population, I don't think there is a wild place in the world where our pet hedgies could live with the requirements they need. Pennsylvania and Denver are a definate no way ever and pet hedgie would be lucky to make it September. Good Luck and sorry for my tangent, just got me thinking lol
10-22-2010 09:13 PM
EryBee
Re: Pics for School Project?

Here are some photos of Phinneus:







10-22-2010 08:38 PM
Nancy
Re: Pics for School Project?

That one with the saddle is so cute. I need something like that for my Tweed boys.
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