We received a report of two skunks on the riverbank in Red Deer - one stuck and the other dead. Staff was sent and the healthy one was able to get free and ran away while the ”dead” one was found to still be breathing. She was scooped up and faithfully administered heat and treatment. By the evening she was up and interested in food. The next day she had made a full recovery!

It is likely that these skunks were brought to the river to be drowned. Unfortunately, some see this as the only solution to a skunk "problem". We encourage anyone struggling with wildlife challenges to contact us. Our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. can look at each unique situation, educate, and offer instruction on how to make small changes that will humanely solve the problem.