We were alerted to the plight of the seven week old female otter cub when a couple found her lying on the ground motionless in a forestry commission car park at Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute, on New Year’s Day.
Claire Shorthose, an auxiliary inspector for the Scottish SPCA and a practising vet, responded to the call and immediately administered warmed fluids and glucose.
Inspector Shorthose said,
“The couple who found the otter cub took her home and kept her warm until I arrived.
“I cared for her until she was stable enough to be transported to our National Wildlife Rescue Centre near Alloa where she is continuing her recovery.”