“This poor black bear, stripped of almost every fiber of hair by an aggressive mange, would not have made it but for an intervention by state authorities,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of HSUS, told The Dodo. “We are humbled by the opportunity to care for her ... We’ll be with her every step of the way, for as long as it takes for her fur to grow back. When creatures are in this kind of peril is when we rush in to help.”
Barton added that the baths are already making Eve feel much better. "It’s got to be itchy; the more the crusty skin gets off, the more the nice healthy skin underneath is exposed," Barton said. "And then it’s just going to be a matter of hair."