Friday Funny: 'Guide Ferret' Banned From Bus

OC Transpo (Ottawa's transit authority) says that Frances Woodard can no longer bring her pet ferret on transit.

"Frances Woodard, 54, suffers from agoraphobia, anxiety and panic attacks that make it extremely difficult for her to go out in public -- unless she's with her 3-year-old albino ferret, Gyno (pronounced Gino)."

"Last fall, Woodard said, she bought the proper pass to allow her to take a ferret on public transit as a working animal. She still has the plastic transit pass bearing a picture of her holding up her ferret next to a green box that reads 'Assist - Customer entitled to a service animal.'

"It gave me such a change. A feeling of freedom," she said of the time she was allowed to take Gyno on the bus.

However, for reasons she said still haven't been fully explained to her, the pass was taken away."

Full Story: Transit company pulls a reverse ferret

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