Baby Otter Rescued
One of our Animal Rescue Officers received a call from a man who had been fishing on the River Bann and had noticed a young otter cub that was in distress and being carried away by strong flood water. The fisherman did a great job of saving the otter in his net and brought it safely to the shore.
As it was incredibly weak and unresponsive, our Animal Rescue Officer advised the gentleman to get it warm and bring it to Greenmount Vets which was a short distance away.
The young cub was then brought to our facilities here in Newry to review his condition. Following some intensive care at the USPCA, the baby otter was transferred to a specialist rehabilitation centre in Scotland and is doing very well. A big thank you to the team at Greenmount Vets for their help.