Baby skunk rescue, City of Long Beach Animal Care Center

Baby skunks rescued today from Long Beach. Someone found some orphaned skunk babies and called City of Long Beach Animal Care Center. They picked them up, went on the internet to find a skunk rescuer, even got care instructions then called me to pick them up. These guys are still nursing. Their teeth are just barely starting to come in.

Thanks to Kelly Miott the Outreach Coordinator of City of Long Beach Animal Care Services for going online to find a skunk rescuer. Thanks to everyone at Animal Care Services for taking such good care of them.

The skunks will be released back to the wild when they are able, probably around September. By then they will be very wild, wary of humans, able to make a den and find food/water.

*In the video I accidentally say SPCALA. I walked in through the SPCALA side so I thought it was all SPCALA. SPCALA’s side was very nice as well but the skunks came from the animal care side. SPCALA does not take in wildlife. Don’t want to get anyone in trouble.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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2 Responses to Baby skunk rescue, City of Long Beach Animal Care Center

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ms. Cummins, maybe you can answer this or try to answer my concern. I recently visited LA County Animal Shelter–Downey on Garfield Ave., and I saw a stack of papers and pamphlets advising public on how to make a humane animal trap and insructions on how to humanely trap animals. The insructions state using the trap on "your property." My concern for this is that people, including teens, and kids will begin trapping all and any animal and turning it into the shelter. The majority of wild-caught animals brought into animal shetlers in LA City and LA County are euthanized. The instructions do not give an alternative such as not to leave food out for animals, cover trash, clap hands make loud noises or even gently use the water hose to make animals go away. Many of these animals are mommas who need to go back to their babies. Many of these wild animals are just passing through. I fear the worst for the animals–that LA county will become the WILD WILD WEST for any and all animals. How sad. These animals in their diversity are needed for diverse functions. LA Animal Services provides brochures about various animals. LA County does not. I hope you will look into this. Plese keep my name and email anonymous. Thank you. I am glad I stumbled onto your website.

  2. Mary Cummins says:

    LA Animal Services does a good job with wildlife. They give wildlife to rehabbers. They tell people that trapping is ineffective. LA County Animal Control is different. I tried to get them to incorporate the LA City wildlife policy but they haven't. They still allowing trapping. They kill the trapped animals. They don't refer wildlife to rehabbers. I agree with what you've said. I had a trapper trap mom raccoons in an apartment complex. The babies were left behind.Took we weeks to try to round them all up. I didn't get them all.

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