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Skunks

Please call us at 831-264-5427 or email us with your questions. You can also click the links below to learn more specifics about our most frequently asked questions. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND AN INJURED SKUNK

Has the skunk bitten any person or pet? If so, please call Hitchcock Road Animal Services immediately at 831-769-8850. 

If the animal is injured but has not bitten anyone, please call us for help at 831-264-5427. 

IF YOU FIND A BABY SKUNK

If you find an orphaned or injured baby skunk, please stay in sight of the animal at a safe distance and call us for help at 831-264-5427.

 

AFTER HOURS RESCUE

Has the skunk bitten any person or pet? If so, please call Hitchcock Road Animal Services immediately at 831-769-8850. 

The SPCA Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is open 8 am to 5 pm in the Fall and Winter (from September 1 through March 31) and from 7 am to 7 pm in the Spring and Summer (from April 1 to August 31).

If the skunk is unable to move to get away, use a towel or other covering to safely pick up the skunk. Do not make contact with the skunk with your bare hands.  Place the skunk in a safe box where they can breathe but cannot escape and put them in a warm, dark, safe, and quiet location for the night such as a garage. Please call us in the morning at 831-264-5427. Spraying is their defense mechanism, so you may want to drape the box with a tarp to help contain the spray.