(Unofficial) North American Hedgehog Association Page
Please note: My current understanding is that NAHA have, at least
temporarily, ceased operations.
I do know that attempts to contact them have generally been met with no
response for several months now, and that there have been some attempts made
to buy the organization and hopefully return it to an operational status.
So far, I do not believe these have met with any success.
In the mean time, I would prefer to consider NAHA to be quiescent, rather
than actually defunct, but I have no further information on what their
future may be. In the mean time I have to recommend that unless you are
able to contact them and get a response that you do not submit a membership
application or renewal.
-- Brian MacNamara, March 1997.
The N.A.H.A. can be contacted at:
North American Hedgehog Association Inc.
601 Tijeras NW #201
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 842-1535 (voice mail)
Fax: (505) 842-8560
NOTE: This address has changed recently (May 1996).
The N.A.H.A. is still a young organization, as is the entire pet hedgehog
market. As befits such a new pet and organization, they seem to be quite
open to ideas, and quite a pleasant group to deal with. Much of the infrastructure
for the organization, and what it offers, looks after, and provides to
members, is still being being put in place.
Here is a rough overview of the Membership options (valid as
of May 1996):
- Subscriber: Includes 6 issues of The Hedgehog News. Fee
is $25.00 U.S./year ($35.00 U.S./year foreign).
- Member: Includes participation in the organization, 6 issues
of The Hedgehog News, discount on advertizing, and various free
merchandise. Fee is $50.00 U.S./year.
- Registered Breeder: Includes participation in the organization,
access to the breeder referral network and listing, 6 issues of The
Hedgehog News, various free merchandise (registered breeders must be
U.S.D.A. registered in the U.S.; Canadian breeders are not currently required
to have any other qualification at this time), and numerous other items
of interest to breeders. Fee is $60.00 U.S./year.
When I joined the N.A.H.A., recently, I posed a couple of questions
to them regarding their stated requirement that breeders must be U.S.D.A.
registered, and what effect that had outside the U.S. In return, I received
a very quick and cheerful reply that said no such qualification presently
apply (other than the N.A.H.A. fee) for foreign breeders. It was clear
from their reply that they were just not in a position as yet to know what
the equivalent to U.S.D.A. registration in Canada (or elsewhere) might
I will continue to fill in information about the N.A.H.A. here as I
learn more. Until then, happy hedgehogging!
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