SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Two animals are in the care of a Valley wildlife sanctuary after they were found stranded following Tuesday’s monsoon storms.
A baby skunk, now known as “Monsoon,” was found in Surprise floating down the street last night.
He was rescued by a resident in the neighborhood and then picked up by a member of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center this morning.
SWCC staff said they were concerned about his survival because he is so small, but he’s eating now and appears to be doing well, according to a news release from the center.
A mule deer was also rescued, from a swollen wash by maintenance workers at Desert Mountain Golf Course in north Scottsdale.
The fawn, just a few days old, was taken in by SWCC after its mother could not be found.
The fawn is now eating from a bottle.
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates wildlife.
Whenever possible, the wildlife is returned to the wild, but if not, the center operates a sanctuary and cares for a variety of animals.
Donations can be made to help the group with the animals’ care by going to the SWCC website .