Skunks

Found a skunk? While not all skunks carry rabies, the skunk family is very susceptible to rabies. They can carry the rabies virus for a long time before exhibiting symptoms. The mother can also pass the virus on to her young, so do not handle any skunk, regardless of age. Use caution with all animals.
Got sprayed? Some ideas to get rid of the skunk smell are tomato juice, Oxyfresh Pet Deodorizer/Shampoo, and Petastic Skunk Odor Deodorizer. Due to the rabies risk, the WMC does not take skunks. 
If you have a skunk that needs medical attention, please call the Department of Natural Resources at 217-782-6302.