|Posted by Mary Namit on September 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM||comments (1)|
Well... as of today all the babies are juveniles set free in the Mt. Hood National Forest!
The last litter of skunks romped off in to the forest litter, happily exploring their huge new home away from humans. Thanks to the donations folks made, we were able to repair pens, put roofs on them before winter, and feed and care for all the animals that came to us this season.
Thanks for all the help to get us to this point!
|Posted by Mary Namit on July 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM||comments (0)|
Thanks to our generous donations, we have now completed the refurbishing of chainlink on the bottoms of 4 of the pens. We have also finished the roofing of two of the pens. With our unpredictable weather swings this year, it has made the toddlers much more comfortable! Pictures will follow!
|Posted by Mary Namit on April 5, 2012 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
Well.... the snow has lifted...the daffodils are popping....and I see signs of skunks afoot already! Our unusual winter seems to be affording them an earlier than usual interest in investigating. We have been very fortunate with securing 2 grants that will allow us to buff-up the floors of our pens for this season.
If you know of a good source for galvanized chain-link fencing... we would love to hear about it!
Stay tuned as I think this may be an earlier than usual season for wildlife's interactions with humans.
|Posted by Mary Namit on October 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
Check out the pics of the August babies then... and today. All 5 survived and are thriving. They are getting ready to be released back in to the wild...away from cars that claimed their mom's life.
|Posted by Mary Namit on September 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
Late babies... the five little ones that came from Sandy in August are beautiful, robust, and growing like weeds! I'll post some pics of them soon. All 5 are getting big and curious about the out of doors. They were only a little over a 100 grams when I got them and now they are over a 1000g...they are starting to stomp and do all the safety behaviors needed to be out on their own. Don't get between them and their mice at dinner time!!! Yahooo.... another successful litter! Thanks so much for all your support with cash, corks, caps, and kibble!
|Posted by Mary Namit on August 1, 2011 at 10:49 PM||comments (0)|
Finally... here are the beautiful watercolor reprints painted by our own volunteer Jean A. There are 4 sets of beautiful scenes that include birds,marine scenes, and forests. Choose the scene you like, donate using our Pay Pal site on the donations page or send us a check at our Post Office box. We will ship the 8 cards with envelopes to you. The $10 will help provide food and medicine to the wildlife we treat and release.
Thank you and enjoy!
|Posted by Mary Namit on July 4, 2011 at 2:18 PM||comments (0)|
Well the season came a bit later than usual what with the cooler temperatures! We had 25 baby skunks all doing well. Most have been orphaned due to interventions with cars. Mom gets hit trying to take the family on an outing for food or lodging and the babies stay near mom's body.
Other babies came to us after mom was either trapped or shot and then the homeowners find babies wandering without mom to care for them. One little female was found in Salem just wandering the streets with a TOMCAT rat trap caught her head in it. She is recovering from gaping wounds on her head and a hole in her chin.
Happy 4th of July ! Be careful out there and be mindful of the animals as we celebrate
|Posted by Mary Namit on January 3, 2011 at 12:11 AM||comments (0)|
Well... now that the holiday hussle and bussle is done, we are going to be looking at supplies for the babies that will need our help this season. The season usually starts to get in to motion for us the end of May and then blossums in June when more wildlife come in to contact with people or moms start taking babies out for little adventure trips.
We are still collecting wooden corks and bottle caps for sale on the Internet. This money helps to defray the costs of medicine, food, and medical interventions. Cheers! Any of these can be sent to our PO Box in Aurora or give a call and we can come collect them from you in the Greater Portland area or surrounding communities.
503.319.0911 and leave a message for us to come collect items.
Here's to a great New Year in 2011!!
|Posted by Mary Namit on August 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM||comments (0)|
and a neighbor took it and put it down. The rest of the litter is looking better today, ate well during the morning feedings and is now all snuggled up and safe.Last night a call came in from Silverton about baby skunks. They had trapped 6 babies as they were trying to get to the water fountain in their backyard. No mom was spotted and the babies had been investigating the yard for a couple of days. They are very hungry, full of fleas, and were very thirsty. One additional baby was already staggering
|Posted by Mary Namit on July 20, 2010 at 2:23 PM||comments (1)|
We just got 4 new baby skunks in. The little one is 170 grams. That's about the size of a 6 week old kitten. Mom was found dead on the side of the road. The babies had been wandering across the road to hide and then go back to mom's body.