Baby otter found by dog in Kill Devil Hills now in the care of rehabber

Published 6:15 pm Monday, March 30, 2020

A baby otter is recovering with a wildlife rehabber after being found recently.

According to veterinarian Dr. Mark Grossman, a dog owner in Kill Devil Hills saw their dog walking around with something in his mouth. Upon inspection, they found an approximately two week old river otter.

The dog’s owners brought the otter pup to rehabber Becky Marlin. Grossman said Marlin was worried about the pup and brought her to Roanoke Island Animal Clinic to get checked out. The baby otter was hypoglycemic, hypothermic and may have aspirated and had pneumonia, according to Grossman.

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“Becky is feeding, keeping [her] warm and feeding [her] frequently,” said Grossman. “She also is administering antibiotics twice daily. So far, the little girl is doing very well . . . she’s in good hands.”

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