Aspen Skunk

Skunk Rabies Research

Our Mission

To obtain a government approved rabies vaccine and quarantine period for skunks so that skunks, and the people who love them, can live in harmony without fear of rabies or rabies testing.

The Goals of ASRR are:

  1. Obtain U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval for a rabies vaccine for skunks.
  2. Establish a recognized quarantine period for skunks, similar that of other domestic species, such as dogs, cats, ferrets, etc. in the event of a bite to a human.
  3. Act as a resource of information to individuals in each state following the completion of the testing of the vaccine and the identification of the quarantine period.

Once our goals are accomplished, all domestic skunks can be free from both the threat of rabies and the threat of testing for rabies. We also want to help their counterparts in the fight against rabies in the wild