Not each state permits hedgehogs as pets. Via Carmelka/iStock/Thinkstock
Author: Jill Warnick
I wish to get a hedgehog for 2 causes: as a result of I need one badly, and in addition to point out it to youngsters at an elementary faculty the place I volunteer. I stay in California, the place it’s unlawful to personal a hedgehog. I’ve heard that it’s attainable to personal one with a allow, however I don’t know get a allow. Do you realize the place I can get a allow to personal a hedgehog legally?
It is authorized to personal a hedgehog in all however a handful of states and a few cities. Unfortunately, California is a type of states the place it’s unlawful to personal a hedgehog.
As I perceive it, a allow for a hedgehog could be issued in California for instructional functions, however it’s seldom handed out. If you continue to wish to pursue a allow, name the California Department of Fish and Game. They have all of the functions and may let you know what’s concerned.
If you don’t stay in California and wish to know if it’s authorized to personal a hedgehog in your state, here’s a listing of states and counties the place it’s unlawful to personal a hedgehog: California, Georgia, Hawaii, Nebraska, New York City and Fairfax County, Virginia. A allow is required to personal a hedgehog in these states: Arizona, Maine, New Jersey, Wyoming, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
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