You can help provide care and treatment when you Sponsor-A-Skunk.
When you contribute to Sponsor-A-Skunk you help skunks that require daily or costly medical treatments or special care. This also allows people who can't adopt a skunk into their home a chance to provide care for one of our long-term resident skunks.
We pay for the best veterinary care available, but those costs do add up. An annual checkup costs $25, bloodwork or X-rays cost $80 or more, and other tests can be even more expensive.
Dietary supplements and medications add even more to the costs for care and treatment.
Just $10 a month helps to pay for food, medical treatments, and other necessities. You can help by sending $60 for a six month term, or $120 for a one year term, to sponsor one of the rescue skunks. You can also consider a Lifetime Sponsorship at $1000.
Sponsors can also donate toys, blankets, or other items for the exclusive use of the skunk sponsored.
If you wish to contribute you can send your check to Skunk Haven™ or send to our PayPal account (see below).
Note the skunk you wish to sponsor and include your current mailing address and phone number. If you want more information about Sponsor-A-Skunk or a specific skunk please contact us.
Casper - Born 2007 - Rescued 2011 - Lived out in a barn, was underweight, had orange fur, a mouth infection, and walking problems. Now his fur is nice, white and soft, mouth infection has been taken care of and is gaining weight. His walking is getting better.
|Gordo - Male - Born 2004 - He had been through many homes. He does not have a nice temprament but is a beautiful boy.|
|Reily - Female - Born 2002 - Rescued 2002 - severely underweight. Reily was so tiny from not eating and she would eat her feces if left alone - it was gross. It took about two months of us giving her the diet she needs and getting the weight back on to correct her behavior. She is now very friendly and loves to play.|
|Oliver - Male - Born 2004 - Rescued 2007 - He was in an abusive home. The owners de-clawed him which is not good for a skunk. You should never de-claw a skunk.|
|Sweet Pea - Female - Born 2005? - Rescued 2007 - she was found outside, no tail, very little fur, infected toe, and plenty of old bite wounds on her. Scared to be picked up , starts to seizure. We suspect she was badly abused, then tossed outside (or escaped). Her fur has grown back and she is doing much better.|
You can also select one of the other skunks at the rescue. Here are more skunks that currently need a sponsor:
Skunkers - This skunk was taken out of the wild as an orphan. The family thought they were doing something good to save this skunk. At the age of 1.5 years old she got burned very badly from a home radiator. The family did not provide the proper care nor did they get vet care to save this skunk. She suffered terribly for almost two weeks with the burning pain and infection setting in. The diameter of the burn was over 5 inches around and she was under weight at three pounds. She was signed over to Skunk Haven, a licensed wild life rehabilitator. We rushed her to a vet: Dr. H. S. Sodiwal, DVM at Rolling Hills Animal Hospital located at 714 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212 where he preformed surgery. (The ex-owners refused to help pay). She then went to Lisa's home (Lisa cares for the wild side of Skunk Haven and is on their rehab permit) and was given 24/7 care due to how severe the burn was. She would spray continually, bite, scream and would not eat. She was setadated and given many antibiotics along with honey wraps to draw out the infection from her burning skin. We were dealing with a fully loaded skunk, she was malnourished, had a burn through her leg, had an infection, was not eating, not spayed, was self mutilating, not walking, and had bone problems. After a month she was moved to Skunk Haven where her care was continued. Finally her screaming and self mutilating stopped. She was given many herbs for healing the body from within, had colloidal silver sprayed on the burn along with Epsom salt and/or Betadine soaks to her wound every day. Finally after three months she started to stand and walk. Every day she continues to get stronger.
Due to laws if a wild animal is non-releasable they are to be put down, unless they are used by a licensed facility for educational purposes. SkunkHaven was granted permission to retain Skunkers to be used as an ambassador to teach the public the pitfalls of taking in wild animals.
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE WILDLIFE OUT OF THE WILD TO MAKE THEM YOUR PET!
If you would like to donate on Skunker's behalf (see below).
Send your payment to:Skunk Haven
Or pay with PayPal:
|U$60 6 Month Term Sponsor -|
|U$120 12 Month Term Sponsor -|
|U$1000 Lifetime Sponsor -|
|General Support -|
When paying by PayPal you will be contacted via e-mail to identify the skunk you wish to sponsor.
If you would like to donate directly to medical bills and/or research efforts you can send donations to SkunkHaven™ or you can purchase a Gift Certificate for Skunk Haven™ from our vet's office:Avon Lake Animal Clinic
Gift Certficates will be used for skunks at our rescue and will free up money for other rescue efforts and medical problems with needy skunks throughout the U.S.
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