Pepe the Striped Skunk arrived at the sanctuary as an orphan. He also had mange, a skin mite that causes hair loss and lesions, which can lead to infection and other debilitating conditions.
Fortunately, mange is easily treated with repeated doses of medication over the course of 6 weeks. After several months, Pepe had regrown a healthy coat of fur and added a few extra pounds. He was released with two other skunks from his area in late summer 2014.