Dorothy the skunk is on her way home.
The wild skunk - which ended up in Canada in late December
after curling up inside some plastic pipe that was then loaded onto a
tractor-trailer in Ventura, CA - should be back home, safe and sound, by
Friday, Feb. 9.
Dorothy was originally found in poor condition after her
seven-day special delivery to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Wildlife experts
there nursed the animal back to health, and Trace Nealy, a morning-show radio
DJ for 105.5 KFYV-FM in Ventura, CA, and her producer, volunteered to drive Dorothy
home - where she'll be released back into the wild.
Driving a donated RV, the pair picked up Dorothy in Detroit
Producer Ryan Miller told "Land Line Now" on XM Satellite
Radio that the cross-country trip, well . hasn't really stunk. Miller said
Dorothy is riding in a pet carrier and gets cleaned and fed by wildlife experts
at stops along the way.
"Dorothy has just been an angel thus far," Miller said. "We
had our first moment of parental apprehension when we had to let someone else
come in and take care of her."
Once back home - and with the help of some animal experts -
Dorothy will be released back into her old neighborhood on Saturday.
- By Reed Black, staff