Scottsdale sanctuary caring for baby skunk, fawn rescued from flooding

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by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Ashleigh Barry

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 25 at 12:00 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is caring for a baby skunk and a fawn that were rescued from flooding caused by Tuesday's storm.

A Surprise resident rescued the skunk, now named Monsoon, as it floated down a flooded street Tuesday night. SWCC staff picked him up early Wednesday morning.

SWCC staff said they were concerned about Monsoon's survival because he is so small, but he is eating and appears to be doing well, according to spokesman Pat Impiccini.

Maintenance workers at Desert Mountain Golf Course in North Scottsdale rescued a mule deer fawn from a swollen wash. The animal is just a few days old.

Impiccini said the fawn's mother could not be located so the center was called to take care of it. The fawn is now eating from a bottle.

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates native and other wildlife for return to the wild whenever possible. If animals cannot be returned, it operates an accredited sanctuary and cares for animals including bears, mountain lions, deer, coyotes, wolves and others for life.

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