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About Florida Skunk Rescue

Welcome to the world of pet skunks.  Skunks have been raised domestically for over 100 years.  Originally they were raised mainly for their fur with some sold as pets.  The fur would be dyed and labeled as "marten".  Once the truth in labeling laws came out, skunk fur fell out of favor (at least in the U.S.)  and raising them for pets became more popular.  Just like dogs and cats, once they started breeding them for pets, there became a need for a pet skunk rescue.  The Florida Skunk Rescue was started in 2004 by Judy Slade. We attend festivals, adoption events, etc. with our skunks to educate people about pet skunks.  We are also available to do presentations to schools, nursing homes, summer camps, etc.

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