(Clip courtesy footagefarm on youtube; footage is public domain.)
Universal Newsreel was a Universal Studios offshoot that produced newsreels from 1929 to 1967. Sometime earlier rather than later, Vancouver, Washington -- a town I know very well indeed - made it to newsreel history when the local fire department picked up a temporary mascot. Yes, a skunk went joyriding with the VFD. I haven't been able to find out the year, but didn't want that to keep you from this curious sight. Looks like it was a bit later than the fashion for pet "sachet kittens." I think it's the 30's.