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|Warning - for male skunks Not neutered!|
|Warning - This place is NOT Skunk Friendly! Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center|
|6620 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206|
|(412) 345-7300||Do not call them. They have caller ID.|
|Intro to Skunks||An introduction to skunks, both wild and domestic.|
|Basic Skunk Care||Caring for a pet skunk.|
|P et Skunks||The good...and the bad.|
|Your New Skunk||Caring for your new pet skunk.|
|Nutrition and Diet & Foods||What to feed your pet skunk.|
|Skunk First Aid||Common things to have on hand, common first aid procedures.|
|Worms / Parasites||Information on parasites and wormers.|
|Rectal Prolapse||What to do if your skunk does prolapse.|
|Seizures||What to do if your skunk has a seizure.|
|Arthritis, Bone Loss||Information on bone and joint problems.|
Browse our ongoing projects or some of the other links for more information on skunks.
|State Laws / Skunk Ownership||State laws and contact information.|
|Sponsor-A-Skunk Program||Help a needy skunk in care at Skunk Haven™.|
|Domestic Skunk Rescues||We take in unwanted skunks and adopt to good homes.|
|Veterinary Care & Helpful Medical Info||Resources for vet care professionals and pet skunk owners.|
|ADV in Skunks||Aleution Disease Virus and Treatment.|
|Necropsy Submission||Necropsy Submission Procedure.|
|Veterinarian List||Find a skunk vet near you.|
|Educational Programs||Wildlife and Pet Skunk presentations.|
|Wild Skunk Rescue||Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitation - Wildlife Rehab information.|
|Skunk Fest||Annual fun and games, and fund raiser.|
|Odor Removal and Wildlife Deterrent|
|Skunk Fest 2006 Pics|
|Photo by Paul Walsh|
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|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.|
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|June 3, 2018||Akron Beacon Journal||Tails wag at Akron Pet Expo in Hardesty Park|
|Amanda Garrett||Beacon Journal/Ohio.com|
|October 31, 2017||American Conventions||Inside the Annual Festival Devoted to Skunk Owners|
|Vice Article by VICE Staff||VICE travels to Ohio where people from all over the country gather to celebrate the descented animals they keep as pets.|
|October 31, 2017||American Conventions||Skunks Make Great Pets, According to the Founder of Skunk Fest|
|Vice Article by Brittany Joyce||Read our interview with a skunk enthusiast and watch our documentary on Skunk Fest.|
|October 07, 2016||Skunk Fest: Ain't No Stink About It>||A celebration of skunks and skunk owners>|
|by David Williams||Read at http://mashable.com/2016/10/07/skunk-fest/#4aK3CGZSwkqh|
|March 28, 2015||Preposterous Pets to air on Animal Planet>||Read about the program at http://www.animalplaner.com/schedule/|
|Deb Cipriani / Skunk Haven will be on the episode|
|including many skunk people at the Skunk Fest|
|Filming was done at these locations:|
|Pet Supplies Plus in Westlake|
|Deb Cipriani's home|
|------------------------------------||Skunk Fest held in North Ridgeville|
|October 18, 2014||alt.news 26:46||Episode #16:01 - SkunkFest 2014|
|link by Dallen Detamore||https://vimeo.com/115620217|
|Hidden in the small town of North Ridgeville, Ohio|
|is an annual event you won't want to miss! Alt.news|
|follows Holden Jones as he takes us through the sights,|
|sounds and smells of Skunkfest 2014, a festival for|
|skunk owners and enthusiasts alike that has been|
|going strong for over 14 years.|
|If you want to see more, head on over to|
|Holden Jones - Host|
|Dallen Detamore - Producer/Editor|
|Jennifer Gonzalez - Editor|
|Emily Jelinek - Crew|
|Emily Rawden - Crew|
|September 15, 2014||Chronicle Telgram Online >||Photos: North Ridgeville Skunk Festival 2014|
|June 10,2014||Small Animal Channel.com>||Pet Skunks Are Not The Stinkers You Think|
|3:40 p.m.||by Rebecca Stout||Deborah Cipriani and the volunteers at Skunk Haven want people|
|to know the joy of owning pet skunks.|
|May 20, 2014||Fox 8 News>||Skunk Haven: Local Woman Lives with 50 Unusual Pets|
|by Dick Goddard||A North Ridgeville woman's home is overrun with some unusual pets.|
|But, she says her life with more than 50 skunks doesn't stink at all!|
|In fact, she wouldn't have it any other way.|
|April 16, 2014||Radio Disney Backyard Show >||Radio Disney Cleveland Backyard Show|
|April 13, 2014||Cleveland Plain Dealer>||EarthFest celebrates 25 years|
|by Lynn Ischay||Nancy Greene of Russell Twp. snuggles with Viola,|
|a four year-old violet colored skunk at the|
|Skunk Haven booth at EarthFest.|
|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;|
|by Scott Mahoney||Dozens of skunks descend on North Ridgeville|
|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||SkunkFest 2007|
|September 5, 2005||Exotic DVM||Body Temperatures of Skunks|
|ISSN: 1521-1363 Exotic DVM Volume 7 Issue 4 pages 2-3||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 Skunk Haven™ 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
|Penelope "Penny" the skunk|
|and former President Bill Clinton|
|Photo by Gaylene Ebling|
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Rescue site. We own and operate Skunk Haven™ Shelter.
We are a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt corporation.
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.
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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.
THIS WEBSITE IS GEARED TO THE BETTERMENT OF CAPTIVE BORN DOMESTIC . TAKING ANY ANIMAL OUT OF THE WILD IS ILLEGAL AND HAS THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO DIEASES.
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 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.
NEVER JOKE ABOUT BEING BIT BY YOUR PET SKUNK. THE WRONG PERSON EAVES DROPPING CAN STILL REPORT IT!
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.
THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU TAKE A ANIMAL OUT OF THE WILD TO MAKE IT YOUR PET PLEASE READ CLICK HERE
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.
|Iris 2013 - 2006|
Occasionally we get feedback and we would like to share the letters.
|Geneva - October 12, 2012|
|Thank You Skunk Haven! Leah - January 5, 2013|
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