Young Bear With Sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ Mᴀɴɢᴇ Found In Cᴀʟɪꜰᴏʀɴɪᴀ Digging Through Trash !
People in Cᴀʟɪꜰᴏʀɴɪᴀ were ᴀʟᴀʀᴍᴇᴅ and concerned when they saw a hairless creature digging through the dumpsters and called a local rescue group. According to The Humane Society of the United States, “When they showed up, they couldn’t believe their eyes: a young black bear… ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ ꜰᴜʀ. The bear was caught and first transferred to the Cᴀʟɪꜰᴏʀɴɪᴀ Department of Fish and Wildlife who in turn contacted [The Humane Society of the United States’] affiliate, The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.” After looking over the bear, they realized she was ᴄᴏᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴍᴀɴɢᴇ. Mange is a ᴘᴀɪɴꜰᴜʟ sᴋɪɴ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ caused by ᴍɪᴛᴇs in the skin. The mange ʜᴀᴅ sᴘʀᴇᴀᴅ all over her body and resulted in complete ʜᴀɪʀ ʟᴏss.
The bare bear needed help and a sanctuary to ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀ at. On Christmas Eve, two compassionate volunteers from Cᴀʟɪꜰᴏʀɴɪᴀ Department of Fish and Wildlife drove the bear, which they named Eve, to FFAWC. FFAWC made the proper arrangements in a sanctuary for the bear. With her ᴇxᴛʀᴇᴍᴇ ᴄᴀsᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴍᴀɴɢᴇ, they had to think twice about what type of bedding and materials to use. They did not want to ɪʀʀɪᴛᴀᴛᴇ Eve’s skin even more. Also, mange is very ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀɢɪᴏᴜs, so they had to be sure to make it as sanitary as possible. Once Eve arrived at FFAWC, she was put in her own sanctuary to ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀ. She quickly won the hearts of the volunteers. Eve is on the road to ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀy, but it will take time. The staff believes she will make a full ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀy. When she is completely healed, FFAWC will release her back into the wild.