Watch Justine, Rescued East River Beaver, Wade Back into her Bronx River Home

Usually the East River in New York City is not home to beavers, but that is exactly where park rangers found Justine, a sick and starving beaver that had been carried downstream by the current.

She was found clinging to the rocks off the East River and was suffering from an intestinal blockage. This made her unable to digest anything and she was very dehydrated and thin.

Justine was then brought to the local wild animal rescue organization, Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR). WINORR was founded by retired Queens firefighter Bobby Horvath and his wife, Cathy.

For several days last week Justine was put on a liquid diet and allowed to roam around in a kiddie pool. Under their care, Justine has steadily improved and the Horvaths had been posting updates on her condition as she got better.

Then on the weekend, the Hovarths released a healthy Justine back into the Bronx River, from which they believe Justine originally came from.

Justine's rescue came a little less than two weeks after the Hovarths worked out a compromise with the Long Island town of Oyster Bay to be able to keep their backyard wildlife rescue operation open.

They can still work from home, but are looking into other locations, like the Tackapausha Museum, in order to expand on a long term basis. Most likely Justine the beaver is just glad that they were there when she needed help.

Responses to "Starving and sick Beaver found in NYC's East River nursed back to health (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Justine was rescued by Bobby and Cathy Horvath of WINORR. Their expertise and knowledge saves such a variety of creatures. Wonderful human beings!!

  2. Unknown says:

    How completely satisfying and validating! Beautiful!

  3. Ruth says:

    Just so pleased to hear she is well and safe _()_

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good Job folks. You arte a blessing

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