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Baby otter rescued after being dumped in a bin and left for dead in Durham

Source - Chronicle Live

By Mike Kelly ReporterDate - 04-01-22

The RSPCA came to the rescue of the young orphan pup dumped in a Durham bin which is now recovering from its ordeal

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A young orphan otter pup is recovering after being found in a bin in Durham suffering from hypothermia.

A member of the public spotted the gravely ill otter in a bin near Sunderland Road on Christmas Eve and they rushed the animal to a nearby vet.

The vet alerted the RSPCA and Inspector Steph Baines and she took the otter to be treated at a wildlife establishment in North Yorkshire.

Steph said: “It appears that someone found the tiny otter cub and because she was so cold thought she was dead so discarded her in a bin.

"Then another member of the public later noticed some movement so rushed her to a nearby vets.

“She was suffering from hypothermia due to the cold and had to be warmed up slowly and then she was given fluids and hand-reared with kitten milk mixed with fish every two hours and started to recover from her ordeal.

"We decided to name her Eve as she was found on Christmas Eve.”

After a couple of days, Inspector Claire Little, based in North Yorkshire, transported Eve to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre near Nantwich, in Cheshire.

Eve will now be rehabilitated at the centre and once she has fully recovered will be returned to the wild.

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley Grange, said: “It is always very exciting to have an otter cub with us as up until the 1980s they were struggling in the wild.

“They weren’t protected by legislation until 1978, at which point numbers were low, but over time their numbers have steadily increased and they have made a comeback in most counties in the UK.

 

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The RSPCA came to the rescue of the young orphan pup dumped in a Durham bin which is now recovering from its ordeal

 

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You cant beat a goo news story especially at Christmas :) 

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It is unfortunate, but a harsh reality that to many animals are treated wrongly. Yet, I am so grateful to hear that this one was rescued. Yes, Good news is always welcome!

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1 hour ago, Rob Thompson said:

The RSPCA came to the rescue of the young orphan pup dumped in a Durham bin which is now recovering from its ordeal

"A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel" (Prov. 12:10). Thanks for such an inspiring story, Santa Rob! Good news is good news, indeed! ☺️

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