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My name is ELVIS!
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The Last Resort
Adoption process
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2.

Home Check

3.

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Facts about me

Species
Skunk
Color
Age
Young
Sex
Male
Pet ID
17767052
Hair Length
medium

My story

www.TheLastResortRescue.com PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS PET THE FIRST STEP IS TO FILL OUT OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT THELASTRESORTRESCUE.COM. If you have a question or inquiry please email us at tlrapplications@gmail.com 

 



Meet Elvis! Elvis is a young striped skunk who was surrendered to us by his owner. Elvis was born in captivity in NJ's awful pet trade industry. Unfortunately,  it's perfectly legal. His previous owner bought him at just 8 weeks old as an emotional support animal. Elvis is neutered and descented. He spent his first year of life as an only pet, with not much handling or socialization.  He came to us very afraid,, full of worms,, also  severely overweight from overfeeding and improper diet. 

In the few months he's been with us here at the sanctuary,  he's made lots of new friends ( dogs, cats and another skunk. He is free range in the house and using wee wee pads to potty. 

Life at the sanctuary, with so much human and animal traffic, is a bit overwhelming for Elvis. He would do better is a quieter setting. Like all skunks, he's timid, He will need time and  patience to adjust and bond to a new owner and new environment. Once he is comfortable,  he will be your best pal! 

 

Skunk are easy to care for, they're gentle, sweet affectionate pets. However they have specific dietary needs and unlike cats and dogs, they're prey animals. Very docile by nature. They will always try to escape danger if they feel threatened. They rarely bite. But can and will if truly cornered.. Elvis is up to date on all his vaccines including Rabies. However since NJ does consider them a vector species, if your pet skunk bites someone,  the state can and will demand they be euthanized.  Also skunk DO NOT have a homing instinct. If they get out, they cannot find their way home. Elvis would be easy prey with no experience or defenses in the wild. So accidentally getting out would be a death sentence!! So being diligent with secured doors etc...and responsible with strangers/visitors is a MUST. His life literally depends on it! You CANNOT take skunks out in public. You will need maintain your captive game permit yearly ( $12) and we will transfer the existing permit to you once adoption is final. 

They require a vet who is knowledgeable and willing to handle skunks. Find one before adopting. 

Skunks are NOT a novelty. You must do your research and be fully informed and committed to having a skunk and all their needs,  for the rest of his life. 

Only savvy, qualified homes will be considered. 

Because we do not have a skunk specific application,  you'll have to complete the dog adoption application on our site to be considered for adoption. 

Only applicants within an hour or two of northern  NJ are eligible

 

July 13, 2022, 12:09 am
Rescue

The Last Resort

Contact info
Pet ID
17767052
Contact
Phone
Address
Hewitt, NJ 07421

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

2.

Home Check

3.

Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THE FIRST STEP IS TO FILL OUT OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT THELASTRESORTRESCUE.COM. If you have a question or inquiry please email us at tlrapplications@gmail.com We do home checks, personal reference checks, vet checks and have an application to fill out. Our adoption fee is $350 for dogs, $400 for puppies. It is required when adopting your new pet in the form of a post dated check. *Occasionally in certain cases the adoption fee may be higher based on incurred medical expenses.

Go meet their pets

We are by-appointment only. Please visit our website at www.thelastresortrescue.com to fill out an application.

More about this rescue

We are a no-kill rescue who pulls from high kill shelters. As of right now, everything is being run out of our own homes and approved foster homes. Needless to say, we are in desperate need of foster homes so we can save more lives.