January 16, 2009
otter is in the safe hands of Burnham-On-Sea wildlife charity
at a wildlife charity near Burnham-On-Sea are this week looking
after their first otter of the year.
World is caring for the young male, which was originally admitted
to a vet in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
vets were keen for him to go somewhere with experience of caring
for otters, so contacted us," Secret World spokesman Jamie
Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
half an hour, one of the charity's volunteers near Swansea set
off to pick up the orphaned cub - which has since been named Afon,
the Welsh translation for the word 'river'.
got him as far as the Severn crossing, at which point they passed
him onto another couple of Secret World volunteers who brought
him to the rescue centre," Secret World spokesman Jamie Baker
was some concern that one of his rear legs may have been broken,
but during examination it was discovered that his lack of mobility
was just due to his young age, which has been estimated to be
around 6-7 weeks."
is now being hand-reared on Esbilac, a puppy milk formula, by
one of Secret World's animal care team and he will be going home
with his carer over the weekend to ensure that he is getting the
necessary round-the-clock attention."
this week how Secret World had said its fundraising had been
hit hard by the credit crunch.