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8 hours ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Hartley Bear had another good day today! Curator Coy was on duty all day. Curator David has the night shift. David provided bear milk replacement formula at 75% strength and a bowl of Pedialyte. Hartley Bear enjoyed both...quickly! It took him only a couple of minutes.

David also provided fresh linens and a new bed. Hartley felt the bed needed some "rearranging". He raked his bed much like a bear rakes leaves into a bed in the wild. This is good bear behavior. With linens and bed in "proper order", Hartley Bear settled in for a snooze.

Curators Coy and David will take Hartley Bear back for another exam at UTCVM tomorrow. If all goes well, Hartley will likely move to our Red Roof Recovery Center when he returns to ABR. He will have more space and will have more distance between bear and Curator. The Recovery Center is heated with a home HVAC system so we can keep Hartley plenty warm. We will post tomorrow when bear and Curators return.

Many have asked why doctors from UTCVM don't come to ABR for the exam. They would be happy to come to Hartley, but they have all of their equipment at the Hospital. All the specialists are there too. We and the doctors need all the information we can gather and all the expert advice they can give. That way, we can implement the best plan of treatment for Hartley Bear.

Thank you for your support for Hartley Bear!Hartley Bear had another good day today! Curator Coy was on duty all day. Curator David has the night shift. David provided bear milk replacement formula at 75% strength and a bowl of Pedialyte. Hartley Bear enjoyed both...quickly! It took him only a couple of minutes. David also provided fresh linens and a new bed. Hartley felt the bed needed some "rearranging". He raked his bed much like a bear rakes leaves into a bed in the wild. This is good bear behavior. With linens and bed in "proper order", Hartley Bear settled in for a snooze. Curators Coy and David will take Hartley Bear back for another exam at UTCVM tomorrow. If all goes well, Hartley will likely move to our Red Roof Recovery Center when he returns to ABR. He will have more space and will have more distance between bear and Curator. The Recovery Center is heated with a home HVAC system so we can keep Hartley plenty warm. We will post tomorrow when bear and Curators return. Many have asked why doctors from UTCVM don't come to ABR for the exam. They would be happy to come to Hartley, but they have all of their equipment at the Hospital. All the specialists are there too. We and the doctors need all the information we can gather and all the expert advice they can give. That way, we can implement the best plan of treatment for Hartley Bear. Thank you for your support for Hartley Bear!
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Oh Hartley, just when you get that bed the way you like it, they talk about changing your quarters completely! It's all for the best, 👍🏼to put a little space between you and these loving humans. I just have a feeling you're going to be one of our favorite incredible success stories.

Thank you for the update on our dear little friend Hartley and so happy he is feeling better. Best wishes for him tomorrow and safe travels for you 3. Continued prayers for a quick healing, speedy recovery,and a good report from the Docs. Cannot forget you..Thank you ABR for your love,care,dedication, and hard work.. U ROCK! 💙🐻🙏🏼🙏🏼❤

Hartley, Get a good night’s sleep, eat up, and stay calm during your excursion to the veterinarian tomorrow. They need to give you a checkup to make sure you are getting what you need right now, and plan for your needs in the near future. You will be back to ABR to snuggle, eat, and snooze again. Sleep tight little bear. ❤️❤️

Whats involved for the bear in transporting a cub to them? Stress wise, is it pretty gentle for them to be tranquilized? After all these years i don't think I've heard or asked what tranquilizing is like for a bear. Any side effects like with other animals?

Looking forward to hearing the results of Hartley’s exam tomorrow. Meanwhile, I’m glad things are going in and out as they should, and that he’s raking!

💙🙏 for good report at doctor tomorrow. Sounds like you are improving every day. We all love you baby.

Good luck tomorrow, safe travels. Prayers for a great visit with the doc

Have a great night Hartley Bear! Fingers crossed for a good visit at the VET tomorrow. ❤🐻❤

Every small step to Hartley's recovery is a cause for celebration here!

So great to hear of Hartleys' continuing progress... hope the vet visit goes well tomorrow...look forward to reading tomorrow's updates...💗💗💗💗💗

Hartley, be calm n watch n listen, they will take good care of you. When you get back, you will have a new decorated lil apartment, with a warm bed, hopefully a lil bunny, lots a good food n treats.❤️💕💞❤️💕💞

I hope Hartley will be riding in the heated portion of the vehicle tomorrow. Perhaps in the FRONT seat?

Yay good news. And a couple of bl ablets wouldn't hurt! Thank you for everything you do for all the bears! So happy for resident Hartley!

Good job sweet Hartley Bear! I believe in your own way you understand a little that these wonderful people are trying to help you. Good luck on your trip in to the big city tomorrow. Hope we hear good things from you exam. Good night. Sleep tight. 🐻🙏🏻❤️

Prayers for safe travels tomorrow and a good checkup for sweet Hartley💕🐻

Good luck tomorrow with the Doctor visit! Hope our Cubby will be able to receive additional food and they will be happy with your progress!

Looking better each day....❤❤❤❤ that TLC ONLY ABR CAN GIVE....BEAR LIVES MATTER...❤

Wonderful and best of luck tomorrow when Hartley visits the vet. Paws crossed for a good report. Be safe.

Great news! I hope everything goes well tomorrow at his Dr visit and he continues to improve.

Go, Hartley Bear, go! Get rested, get strong, get well, aaaaand....chubbify!!!! Chubbifying is cubbie priority #1!

Eat, sleep, eat, sleep, eliminate... Repeat!! That's how wee little bears heal best!! 💕

Praying for a good report tomorrow and a quiet trip!!!

Baby steps. Another good day in Hartley’s favor. Good luck at the vet. Safe travels. We will all be here waiting to hear about the day. ❤️🐻

So happy to hear he is acting like a bear. He seems to have a strong will to live. Hope all goes well. HANG IN THERE HARTLEY!!! Baby bear prayers and prayers for the caregivers. Will he still need 24/7 care if all checks out well?

Keep eating , want be long an breakfast won't be serve in bed ! Ha ! Ha !

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ABR Update-Afternoon Edition-February 21, 2019

Hartley Bear has established a delightfully boring routine. When it comes to bear rescue, we’ll take boring over exciting anytime. It means our resident isn’t stressed or in pain, is eating well, moving well and sleeping well. We quote from one of Curator Coy’s afternoon notes:

“Bear 282 [Hartley] was in the left side of the nursery pen upon entrance into the nursery. There was one large, solid scat (yellowish in color) in the front, right corner of the right side of the nursery pen. Curator shut divider, removed old bedding in the right side, removed scat, and disinfected the pen floor. Curator placed fresh bedding and replenished formula bowl and Pedialyte in the water bowl. Bear 282 moved closer to the divider, stood up and looked through divider gate at curator as he cleaned and replaced the food. The divider was re-opened, and the bear immediately went into the right side and began lapping the Pedialyte first. Both the formula and the Pedialyte were consumed within a few minutes. After consuming the liquids, the bear went back into the left side of the nursery pen and resumed resting.”

Eat, rest, poop and pee. Repeat (not necessarily in that order). Thank you, Hartley. Please stay “boring” while you get better.

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We post daily updates on Hartley’s progress, morning, afternoon and evening. Thank you for helping us help him. ❤️🐻
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ABR Update-Afternoon Edition-February 21, 2019

Hartley Bear has established a delightfully boring routine. When it comes to bear rescue, we’ll take boring over exciting anytime. It means our resident isn’t stressed or in pain, is eating well, moving well and sleeping well. We quote from one of Curator Coy’s afternoon notes:

“Bear 282 [Hartley] was in the left side of the nursery pen upon entrance into the nursery. There was one large, solid scat (yellowish in color) in the front, right corner of the right side of the nursery pen. Curator shut divider, removed old bedding in the right side, removed scat, and disinfected the pen floor. Curator placed fresh bedding and replenished formula bowl and Pedialyte in the water bowl. Bear 282 moved closer to the divider, stood up and looked through divider gate at curator as he cleaned and replaced the food. The divider was re-opened, and the bear immediately went into the right side and began lapping the Pedialyte first. Both the formula and the Pedialyte were consumed within a few minutes. After consuming the liquids, the bear went back into the left side of the nursery pen and resumed resting.”

Eat, rest, poop and pee. Repeat (not necessarily in that order). Thank you, Hartley. Please stay “boring” while you get better. 

Our special Hartley Adoption Package is available until Sunday. Please note the Viola 2018 ornaments are sold out and no longer included in the package. Click on the link below.
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We post daily updates on Hartley’s progress, morning, afternoon and evening. Thank you for helping us help him. ❤️🐻

 

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I am happy he has accepted your help & not frantically resisting. Nice.

Tomorrow is Hartley's big checkup day. I think the vets will be pleased!!

Love seeing the arrows back at work🤔😂😂 ABR, thank you on the updates of Hartley. Look forward to reading about his progress during the day. Praying for safe travels tomorrow for Hartley and whoever takes him to the vet. Also, praying for a good report on Hartley.

Never knew I would be happy to read about a little cubbie pooping and peeing, but this little guy brings joy to my heart! Thank you ABR!! ❤️

At this point, I will take boring!!! One cubby step at a time little one....continued prayers....

I love boring Hartley!!! He can be as boring as he wants. He makes us all happy. Thx ABR.

Keep doing your boring things, Hartley Bear! We LOVE these updates! Stay strong and keep fighting. ❤️🐻🙏🏼❤️

I love hearing Hartley Bear is doing well and has a routine boring or not it's great to hear, especially that means he's not in pain or stressed, I look forward to these updates so much...Thank you for taking the time to update us...Get well soon Hartley bear ♥ ♥

Hartley puts a positive spin on "boring." Keep it up buddy.

Boring is great! Poop is great! Hartley stood up to watch Curator Coy put down fresh formula and Pedialyte! Now that I've copied the three exclamation points... Anxiously awaiting the results from tomorrow's exam.

I am so tickled! Thank you ABR and thank you Lord!

Way to go Hartley...keep making progress. Thank you Curators for your attention to all the details of taking care of Hartley and for your tireless commitment.

I love boring. Thank you, Appalachian Bear Rescue.

The hairless cub found in California never did get its fur back. So that's the worst case scenario. But, I'm looking forward to seeing Hartley fat and fluffy, with mucho hair!! Thank you, ABR folks!

Boring is good little one !! ❤️

You're doing great, Hartley Bear!! Keep it up! Thank be to God that he's still with us!! And, thank you, ABR, for all you're doing to help make that possible!

Great job again Hartley Bear! You’ve got the routine down pat!! 🐻🙏🏻❤️

Happy to hear that little Hartley is using both ends of his body! Continued prayers for complete recovery! Thank you for the update and caring for our precious little bear!

ABR, can you please tell us how much pedialyte Hartley gets? It is refreshed every time he receives formula?

I wish the UT vets would make house calls, to reduce the stress on Hartley bear.

Boring is ok little bear 🐻

so glad he is doing well! I can't wait to see him plump and with fur

What time is his vet appointment tomorrow?

ahh thank u for the updates and taking care of it..

Does changing his bedding constantly have to do with his skin condition?

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ABR Update- Morning Edition-February 21, 2019

Hartley Bear is sleeping in today. He had a good night and his body seems to be handling the 75% strength bear milk replacement formula and the apple-flavored Pedialyte. He’s producing scat and urine, moving well, and eating well. At present, his world is restricted to the pen in The Cub Nursery, and time is divided into four-hour segments determined by his feeding schedule. The nature sounds coming from the Ipad aren’t bothering him and may be offering some comfort. We hope so.

Two items not related to Hartley:

The Tax Man Cometh! We want to make sure you’ve received tax receipts for your 2018 donations. If you mailed your donation you should have received a hard copy letter, or an email letter if you included your email address. If you contributed online, either through our webpage or directly through Facebook, you should have received an email tax receipt immediately after making your donation. (Please check your spam folder if you haven’t.) If you are missing a tax receipt for your 2018 donation, including gifts donated from our Amazon Wish List, please email us at :

appbeardonations@gmail.com

Amazon Smile Program!
In the last quarterly distribution of funds (Feb.2019), we received $2,300.56 from the AmazonSmile program! The program has contributed a total of $11,589.34 to ABR since we first registered in 2014!
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Appalachian Black Bear Rehabilitation And Release Center (ABR’s legal name) at no cost to you!
smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1919032

We post daily updates on Hartley’s progress: morning, afternoon and evening. Thank you for helping us help him. ❤️🐻
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ABR Update- Morning Edition-February 21, 2019 

Hartley Bear is sleeping in today. He had a good night and his body seems to be handling the 75% strength bear milk replacement formula and the apple-flavored  Pedialyte. He’s producing scat and urine, moving well, and eating well. At present, his world is restricted to the pen in The Cub Nursery, and time is divided into four-hour segments determined by his feeding schedule. The nature sounds coming from the Ipad aren’t bothering him and may be offering some comfort. We hope so.  

Two items not related to Hartley: 

The Tax Man Cometh! We want to make sure you’ve received tax receipts for your 2018 donations. If you mailed your donation you should have received a hard copy letter, or an email letter if you included your email address. If you contributed online, either through our webpage or directly through Facebook, you should have received an email tax receipt immediately after making your donation. (Please check your spam folder if you haven’t.) If you are missing  a tax receipt for your 2018 donation, including gifts donated from our Amazon Wish List, please email us at :

appbeardonations@gmail.com

Amazon Smile Program! 
In the last quarterly distribution of funds (Feb.2019), we received $2,300.56 from the AmazonSmile program! The program has contributed a total of $11,589.34 to ABR since we first registered in 2014! 
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Appalachian Black Bear Rehabilitation And Release Center (ABR’s legal name) at no cost to you!
 smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1919032

We post daily updates on Hartley’s progress: morning, afternoon and evening. Thank you for helping us help him. ❤️🐻

 

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You sleep as much as you want, Hartley Bear, and keep healing. Rainy days are the best time for snuggling in. So good to hear he's tolerating the increased strength in the formula as well as the Pedialyte. Every little bit helps! Yea for Amazon Smile - a nice bonus. Thank you for the morning update. Continued prayers for Hartley Bear and thanks for everything you do, ABR!

Is he sleeping outside his bed? I am glad nature sounds are appreciated! His stomach must be feeling fuller now and hopefully we shall see his body responding well Blowing little virtual kisses!🐻😘😘💗

Hello, Hartley Bear, from your home state of KY. You are such a fighter and everyone is pulling for you. You have the BEST looking after you. Your friends are all checking in on you morning, afternoon and evening. Hang in there, little buddy, and keep up the good fight! PS I just adopted you!

Hurray for Hartley!!! He is a fighter!!!

My Amazon Smile account goes to ABR! Not much but, every little bit helps the cubbies!

Another wonderful report❤ Hartley bear, you are fighting so hard!🐻🐻ABR thank you for helping this precious baby💕💕

Keep up the good work!! Thank y’all for keeping us posted. 💖🐻💖

Another day, another boost to my hopes for the future of this little guy. Does he drink all the Pedialyte or does he leave some for later, like water ? Rest well Hartley Bear.❤️😘🐻

I think my Amazon Smile account must be a big contributor 🤣 We live in a very rural area and do much of our shopping online, since we hate driving 2 hours to Atlanta to shop 😊 Seriously, I’m glad to see those donations do add up. I just wish I had the $$ to give more. ABR is one of the most worthwhile organizations in the US. I love bears, even those who raid my bird feeders! God bless you for all you do to help these poor precious cubbies in need. Special prayers for Hartley as he heals 🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻

It's awesome that he's able to tolerate the increased feeds! Prayers this means he's gonna be alright, in time! Thank you so much!

Poor little guy, I guess the every-4-hours schedule is rough on him, too. Sweet dreams, baby bear, you've earned them.

Happy for little Hartley that he is doing well on his feeding! Continued prayers for him! Thank you for the update and all that you are doing to help him heal!

So glad he is handling the stronger formula. Get strong baby boy. #HartleyBear💖

Sweet dreams, little Bear! I'm so happy to hear that Hartley is progressing well. One day at a little!

Hartley, With all the clouds in the sky and the rain, what better thing for a sweet cub to do, but snuggle, snooze, and stay warm? Eat up when the food comes and then rest again! You deserve to take it easy . It has been a rough year for you until recently!

So glad he's doing better, thank you ABR

Awww so happy to hear this!

So happy to see these good reports. Are you taking him to the vet tomorrow? If so I hope he stays calm for you. Also I belong to the Smile Amazon and order much from them. So glad they have that program.

I worry that his straight line recovery will be set back by the trip to Knoxville tomorrow. He is obviously comfortable and secure in your care, and now his whole world will be terrifying and unknown again. I surely wish a vet could make a house call for this poor creature.

Has he forsaken his bed for the mat? Or is that just in this shot?

Thank you for the updates on this little guy. My Amazon Smile account goes to ABR, too.

So glad he is moving steadily along!

I want to encourage all ABR followers on FB to please sign up on AmazonSmile for ABR to receive a donation from your eligible purchases.( it has to be amazonsmile and not just amazon) Also, AmazonSmile works just like amazon only difference is your purchase goes to help organization of your choice(ABR). See ABR’s post above. Like they said, every little bit helps.

If he makes it and becomes healthy will he regrow his hair?

Thank you for all the updates! I am so glad to hear Hartley is at 75% full food rations! He is doing really well! Bigger digs coming soon!

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The pre-ordered sweatshirts have shipped. For everyone who selected the pick up option, the sweatshirts are ready for pick up at our Visitor Center (121 Painted Trillium Way, Townsend) Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Already have my t shirt bought directly from the visitor center I love it & that it represents this wonderful charity that rescues these babies that otherwise would die alone probably without their mama ...Hartley would surely be dead right now with the bad weather in Black Mtn area...donations r worth every penny to this organization

Yea!!! I cannot wait to get mine. Going to wear it while visiting Alaska this summer. Proud to display the ABR logo and promote the efforts.♥️🐻

Are you going to do more sweatshirts?

Are there any still available?? What about T-shirt’s??

Received mine today and I love it!

Can’t wait for mine to arrive! ❤️🐻

Are you going to offer more? I tried to order one and site shut down on me. Then I missed the timeframe. I’d love to order if at all possible.

I would love that design in a T-shirt.

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1 day ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Hartley Bear had a good day. If you saw Curator Coy’s live broadcast this afternoon, you know that our yearling CLIMBED. It was “curious” climbing, not “panic” climbing; he didn’t bite at the links or seem agitated. His movements were deliberate and controlled, a brief exploratory foray into the vertical before he returned to his usual horizontal world. It’s vital that Hartley be able to climb; trees are a black bear’s refuge, their first line of defense, and yearlings spend a lot of time in trees.

Curator Coy spoke with the vets about Hartley’s progress and they agreed he should continue to receive three ounces of bear milk replacement formula every four hours, but we should increase the strength from 50% to 75% for the next few days. Hartley also got a bowl of apple-flavored Pedialyte to help keep him hydrated. He loved it.

The plan (subject to change) is to take Hartley to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine on Friday for an exam. It’s about a 35-minute drive from the ABR facility. If all goes well, Hartley will likely move to The Red Roof Recovery Center when he returns. It’s a climate controlled unit that will keep him warm, give him more room and reduce his visual contact with the curators.

We’ve been watching weather reports from Black Mountain, Kentucky, Hartley’s home. He managed to survive on his own for a long time, but he couldn’t have survived the rain, cold and sleet, not in his emaciated condition. We’re happy he made it to ABR and thank everyone involved in helping him get here. We wish you all a good night.

The Hartley Bear Adoption Package is available. Please click on the link below to place your order. Thank you for your support.

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We post daily updates on Hartley’s progress: morning, afternoon and evening. Thank you for helping us help him.❤️🐻Hartley Bear had a good day. If you saw Curator Coy’s live broadcast this afternoon, you know that our yearling CLIMBED. It was “curious” climbing, not “panic” climbing; he didn’t bite at the links or seem agitated. His movements were deliberate and controlled, a brief exploratory foray into the vertical before he returned to his usual horizontal world. It’s vital that Hartley be able to climb; trees are a black bear’s refuge, their first line of defense, and yearlings spend a lot of time in trees. Curator Coy spoke with the vets about Hartley’s progress and they agreed he should continue to receive three ounces of bear milk replacement formula every four hours, but we should increase the strength from 50% to 75% for the next few days. Hartley also got a bowl of apple-flavored Pedialyte to help keep him hydrated. He loved it. The plan (subject to change) is to take Hartley to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine on Friday for an exam. It’s about a 35-minute drive from the ABR facility. If all goes well, Hartley will likely move to The Red Roof Recovery Center when he returns. It’s a climate controlled unit that will keep him warm, give him more room and reduce his visual contact with the curators. We’ve been watching weather reports from Black Mountain, Kentucky, Hartley’s home. He managed to survive on his own for a long time, but he couldn’t have survived the rain, cold and sleet, not in his emaciated condition. We’re happy he made it to ABR and thank everyone involved in helping him get here. We wish you all a good night. The Hartley Bear Adoption Package is available. Please click on the link below to place your order. Thank you for your support. https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=2320 We post daily updates on Hartley’s progress: morning, afternoon and evening. Thank you for helping us help him.❤️🐻
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You are going in the right direction buddy. A little more nutrition and extra electrolytes. I can't even think about Hartley trying to live in the cold all hungry with no hope. I think Hartley was found in the Nick if time. It appeared like he was waiting to die. So glad you were rescued. One day at a time. Enjoy t h e warmth, the rest, the nutrition. Thank you ABR.

Happy to see little Hartley climbing today and eating good! So thankful he was found when he was! Continued prayers for a full recovery. Thank you ABR for all that you do for our precious little bear!

So happy I adopted Hartley with many others! A big thank you to the gentleman who called such a miracle! Praying for you Hartley keep getting stronger please 🙏🙏♥️

Sending love ❤️ to the tireless curators working 24/7 to take such good care of Hartley bear! Ordered my adoption pkg today 👍

Good night sweet Hartley Bear. Sweet dreams about being warm, dry and fed! 🐻🙏🏻❤️

Hope he continues to get some Pedialyte along with the increased formula. That extra nutrition seemed to do him a world of good. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for fighting so hard for this little bear.

Yay progress! This little bear 🐻 is a fighter and I believe he’s going to be just fine thanks to you all at ABR! One day at a time and he is getting stronger every day.

I have absolutely loved following little Hartley. My daughter also loves him and has learned so much about bears thru this rescue. So excited to watch him grow and heal. 🐻

Sooooo.. Great he was found when he was... Such... A Very Sweet little guy!!!

Hartley, you continue to have good news for us that are cheering you on. Keep up the good cubby work!

Just happily sponsored Hartley! A good use of some Christmas money I was still holding onto for something special. ❤️

I’m praying for this angel. I’m so happy he is able to get more calories. I hope the vet visit doesn’t frighten him too much. Thank you ABR. I wish I had money to donate but my own situation is a bit fraught right now (leukemia). You certainly have my prayers.

Fantastic news!!! He's a tough and determined little bear and I know he's getting the best shot at full recovery!! The very best news!

So glad he is doing well considering the shwpe he was brought to you in. Since he will be most likely be moved after his vet visit, does that mean you guys will not be taking care of him anymore?

Way to go Hartley Bear. So happy to hear this.#HartleyBear💖

Still praying for 'our' little boy...and thanking God for those who took part in his rescue just in the nick of TIME.

Hartley weighs just a little more than our 2 month old great grandson. Rhys weighed 1/2 ounce shy of 11# at his appointment the other day! ❤️🧸 I am sure Hartley will be putting on the pounds much faster than our little cubbie!

What a good little Bear he is 👏👏👏♥️🐻🍼😴💩

Good news! Keep it coming, Hartley bear, we are all pulling for you!🐻🐻❤

Do you have to sedate him in order to transport him to vet? If so, how does that affect him in his fragile state?

I probably have a foolish question...but at 12 lbs, how did you determine he was 13 months old?

I'm sure this question has been asked and answered at some point before but what is the formula that's used?

If you move Hartley will we still get updates

Is Hartley’s physical condition accounting for his sweet hairless face?

When you transport him for a Vet visit, do you have to tranquilize him to move him?

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Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) is a black bear rescue facility located just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tennessee. ABR is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has been returning black bears back to the wild since 1996. Each year black bears from our national parks and surrounding areas are orphaned, injured, or in need of medical care. Thanks to Appalachian Bear Rescue, these bears are given a second chance at life in the wild.

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