Woman shares home with 50 skunks

HomeA woman shares her home with 50 skunks and even lets some of them sleep on her bed.

 

Deborah Cipriani runs a rescue centre for the smelly animals in Ohio, but she keeps 50 of them in her own house and even lets some sleep on her bed.

 

She said: “A lot of people think we’re weird to like pet skunks and they always say, ‘Why do you want a pet skunk,’ and I ask them, ‘Why do you want a pet dog?’

 

“It’s the same reason – skunks can be lovable, devoted animals.”

 

The 55-year-old woman even renamed her home Skunk Haven and has set up an annual US-based event called Skunk Fest, which features a beauty pageant for the animals and sees owners pushing their pet skunks around in prams.

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