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Skunk Haven™ Rescue, Shelter, and Education, Inc.


We welcome film companies to promote skunks in a postive light
Support SkunkHaven™ with Shop For Charity
Deb and our celebrity friends
Warning - for male skunks Not neutered!

Pet Portraits Hand Drawn for sale on 8 x 10
( may include you or be of anything)
Special Limited Price $30.00
A portion of the proceeds benefit Skunk Haven.
Help the animals and get a beautiful one of a kind picture.
Great as a surprise gift!
Hand Drawn by Rachel
Colored Pencil inquiries can be sent to:

Browse our ongoing projects or some of the other links for more information on skunks.

We provide 24-hour emergency support for pet skunk care. Call or email:
Photo of Deb Ciprani and her skunk Frank Photo of Cathy Dalgliesh and one of her skunks
Photo by Paul Walsh
Deborah Cipriani
Call for medical help
Cathy Dalgleish Renee Pearlstein

Call for adoptions / information
For general questions on wild or domestic skunks, or information on skunk adoptions, please call between the hours of 7AM and 10PM EST.
You can also get to know our Reps and contact someone near you for help.
BellaOnline Site of the Month, May'05
Awarded BellaOnline Site of the Month, May 2005
Visit BellaOnline and BellaOnline - Exotic Pets Help and Information

Join us for SkunkFest 2014, our annual gathering for merryment and mirth.

Find more information at SkunkFest Flyer

If you want to be a vendor SkunkFest Vendor Registration  

If you are attending, you must sign the attached release.

Who is coming? Vendors 2014

How to get there: South Central Park Map

Previous Years Highlights

SkunkHaven™/ Deb Cipriani / Skunk Stories in the News
March 25, 2014 Proof National Geoprahic Skunk Lovers Unite: A Look at Pets and Their People
by Vincent J. Musi Photography by Vincent J. Musi
February, 2014 Vimeo Welcome to the "Odor-able" world of Debra Cipriani,
by Fawn Films an Ohio woman who lives with dozens and dozens of rescued... skunks!
Produced, Filmed, and Edited by DeSireé Fawn
February, 22, 2014 Ripley's - Believe it or not! Debbie lives with 50 skunks
January 20, 2014 National Examiner 'Skunk Lady' Lives with 50 Little Stinkers.
December 26, 2013 Worlds Most Pampered Pets was filmed in 2012.
Skunkfest and Skunk Haven is shown at these marks - Deb at 22 seconds
briefly at 1 minute, 18 seconds,
at 9 minutes 13 seconds (4 mintues),
at 24 minutes 23 seconds (5 minutes)
and Renee at 41 minutes 59 seconds
December 2, 2013 In Touch Weekly Magazine I live with Dozens of Skunks!
October 8, 2013 Mail Online Room with a peuw! Deborah keeps 50 skunks in her home
− and they are even allowed to sleep on her bed
September 14, 2013 The Morning Journal All smiles at Skunkfest;
Dozens of skunks descend on North Ridgeville by Scott Mahoney
September 14, 2013 Ohio Festivals 43.) SkunkFest − North Ridgeville − September 14, 2013
September 13, 2013 The Chronicle Online Annual Skunkfest aims to raise awareness about pet skunks by Steve Fogarty
Answer Google Questions and Article will appear
August 21, 2013 Yahoo! Broken News Daily Little Girl's Best Friend is a Skunk
A POSTIVE light for Skunk Owners
2011,Critters USA Scent-sational Companions
Chat Debra's Scent-Sational True Story
PBS Nature Is That Skunk Is That Skunk?
January 25, 2009 PBS Filming PBS NATURE - IS THAT SKUNK?
September 12, 2009 Ohio Festivals Skunk Fest - North Ridgeville, Ohio
May 2008 Ohio Magazine A Black and White Issue
May 28, 2007 National Examiner Pepe Le Pew Lives Here!
April 2, 2007 National Enquirer Who'd A Stunk it?
February 18, 2007 Ripleys Believe it or Not
September 5, 2005 ISSN: 1521-1363 Exotic DVM Volume 7 Issue 4 pages 2-3
Body Temperatures of Skunks
Normal temperature of a skunk is NOT 102°F
See http://www.skunkhaven.net/FirstAid.htm#Reading for more information.
Skunk Haven in The Netherlands Hennie in the local news
Cleveland, OH WOIO Pet Skunks: Get a Whiff of Clevelands Hot New Pet
Ottowa County, OH Beacon  Otterbein residents to Skunkhaven visit 
Cleveland Plain Dealer Local skunks find sweet smell of success on PBS 
Lorain, OH The Chronicle-Telegram Skunkfest /08 gives owners a chance to show off their prized pets
Cleveland, OH WKYC-TV Woman shares home with skunks
Columbus, OH Dispatch What's black, white and loved all over?
Lorain, OH The Chronicle-Telegram Skunk lovers say critters bad rap stinks
OH The News-Herald Sweet Scent of comfort
newjersey.bestfriends.org Not Your Ordinary Pet
Penelope the Skunk & President Clinton
Dave Evely, Penelope "Penny" the skunk and former President Bill Clinton
Photo by  Gaylene Ebling

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SkunkHaven.Net is our Domestic Skunk Care and Rescue site. We own and operate SkunkHaven™ Shelter.
We are a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt corporation.
GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

We are an international rescue and assistance group that will help anyone with their pet skunks. If you need advice or can not care for your skunk any longer please call or email us for help. We have our APHIS-USDA license and Ohio permits for transport and dealer activities. We have contacts in many areas that can help you!

We are dedicated to collecting and distributing information on proper dietary health, medical treatments, and traditional and non-traditional recuperative processes.

All of these efforts cost money, we are not funded by the government. Even one dollar helps buy food for the skunks. All money will go toward skunks, medical supplies, food, bedding, toys, vet bills, etc.

Please HELP keep the shelter alive by donating something. We are always in need of supplies and other items for the shelter.

You may donate here:

Contact us if you have a pet skunk that you can no longer care for.

would you like to adopt a pet skunk? You can view skunks that are available for adoption here. We have members and associates throughout the US, Canada, and several European countries, and can provide direct support and assistance in almost all cases.


Warning > Never let anyone touch or pet your captive born domesticated skunk or allow any of their pets near your skunk. If medical attention is needed, doctors and hospital staff are required to report bites by exotic pets to the local health department.  This even means if the owner of the captive born pet skunk or family member gets bit!!!! This may lead to your skunk being seized and euthanized to be tested for rabies. There is no quarantine period.   Although there are no cases of our pet captive skunks having rabies, people who do not own captive born skunks still assume the worst. 

See Hannah's and Flower's Story --->Pet Alert 05/2012

A suggestion is for you to at least have your tetanus shot up to date.  If your skunk bites someone and you want to spend the money, hire a lawyer to fight from having your beloved skunk put down and pay for the rabies shots that are required to be taken after the bite.  It's a series of five shots costing around $215.00 each.  Sometimes the insurance company will pay for it.  You have to work quickly due to the fact that the health dept. wastes no time in killing your pet domestic skunk.


NOTE: This does not pertain to any animal that is taken from the wild; you are taking a risk when taking any animal out of the wild to make it into your pet.  It would be wise to leave the wild life alone. Buy captive born skunks by breeders.

If you find a wild skunk please read the following>It is illegal to take skunks from the wild in most states, if you find an abandoned or injured wild skunk contact a wildlife rehabilitation center for assistance. If you live in Ohio click here to find a wildlife rehabilitator. If you live outside of Northeast Ohio, please click here to find a rehabilitation facility near you to take in injured or orphaned skunks. If you need a referral we can assist you with finding a legal rehabilitator in your area.



New Rabies testing may save our skunks from being put down. Read about it here... DNA Test

If your skunk gets out of the house it may not come back again. There are steps to take before and after an unfortunate occurance.

Warning about using METACAM for pain

If your skunk eats chocolate, this is what you should do.

Occasionally we get feedback and we would like to share the letters.

Bibliography listings are available by request. Contact the webmaster.
Please obtain permission before copying or using any information or images on our site. Images and solicitations are used by permission of our group members or associates for our explicit purposes.

More Skunks

SkunkHaven™ recommends these products


Nixall™ Family of Products

We use Nixall cleaner for disinfecting. In addition, we use this amazing product for oral and topical wound treatment.
You may order Nixall through Nixall Family of Products


No Mo Skunk Odor Eliminator - Air Freshner

Add No Mo Skunk to Nixall for cleaning. It gets skunk smells out.
You may order No Mo Skunk through No Mo Skunk Odor Eliminator - Air Freshner


Nature's Sunshine Products Distributor
You may order Nature's Sunshine Products for you and your skunks and help SkunkHaven™ at the same time.

You may order through Skunk-Off® by Thornell

Pet Odor and Stain Removers
Add this to Nixall for cleaning
You may order through Nature’s Miracle®

We use Dynataurine every day for our skunks.
This helps with the eyes, heart and prevents non-food related seizures.
You may order through Harlem Corporation

We love our Oreck Air Purifiers. Order products from the North Olmsted Oreck Clean Home Center or website and mention SkunkHaven™ to help support our cause. Visit your Northeast Ohio Oreck Clean Home Center for special events to support SkunkHaven™.

Ergo Systems AutoPetFeeder

Order an Ergo Systems 8-Day Autofeeder and save. If you are not home to feed your skunk, your automatic feeder can be there for a timely meal. Enter "skunks2008" in coupon and get 10% off - PLUS SkunkHaven™ will also benefit.

Our skunks love the taste of Original Limu,and the juice is so beneficial for them.
Do you, a loved one, or your lovable pet, suffer from Cancer/Breast Cancer, disease of the Liver, Heart ,or Lungs, Lyme Disease, Arthritis, Thyroid, or Bone problems, Fibomyalgia, Depression, COPD, low immunity, just to name a few.
Discover the wonders of Original Limu for your first step towards healing your way to a happy healthier life.
Still not convinced? Go to PubMed, Keyword="Fucoidan".
Questions? - Feel free to call Deb at 440-327-4349, or send an e-mail to deb@skunkhaven.net and I will forward many testimonies from people who are using the Original Limu and what it has done for them.
A percentage of your purchase/membership will benefit Skunk Haven, Inc.

Starring : Joe Exotic
A World you can connect with.
A G.W. Exotic Animal Park Production


Dear Skunk Haven rescue:

When I launched Hendrick Boards, I had a simple goal - to help animals. I merely wanted to make a small difference. Never in my craziest imagination would I ever expect that Hendrick Boards would ever grow to support more than 150 amazing animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries in every state across the nation. And, I never expected the outpouring of support we have received. I am truly humbled, yet excited about the future.

As we enter the holiday season, let's reflect what we have done together. Since January, we have helped raise $21,548 in "direct" donations and more than double that in "at-large" donations. We launched the "Critical Needs" initiative that has directly funded animals in need of surgeries, life-saving treatment and rehabilitation. We have grown to introduce a new Square It product each and every week with double donations. We have raised thousands to support animals suffering during natural catastrophes including the Montana/Colorado wildfires and, most recently, during Hurricane Sandy. And, we have continued to develop new and exciting regional campaigns that have extended our core message to save animals, spay and neuter, adopt, volunteer and give.

While we look fondly on where we have come, we are even more excited about where we will go together. In December, we will be rolling out an updated website, with new nonprofit partnership tools and running tallies of how much we have raised to save animals. In addition, we will be expanding our Square It options to include multiple styles and colors. Most importantly, we will be launching a new initiative called, "Animal Causes", which will allow us to consolidate our Critical Needs program, create regional, national and international campaigns aimed at raising awareness of issues affecting animals and expand our work helping animals during natural catastrophes.

However much we make improvements and introduce new initiatives, we also realize that it is about you and the amazing work you are doing to save and protect animals. We could never have come this far and grown so fast without you, and only together can we continue to make a difference for animals everywhere.

Your unique tracking link is:


We look forward to working with you to close the month off strong.


David Hendrickson

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