5 hours ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

After all the rain we’ve had, it’s good to see our resident bears out in the open, reporting for duty. They have only one job at ABR and that’s to chubbify. If the curators had to issue work performance reports, they’d give all nine resident bears an “E” for “Excellent”.

For the first time, we’re offering our Facebook friends a chance to bid on the same items featured at our Bear Necessities Event in Gatlinburg on September 23!

1. The online eBay auction begins Wednesday, September 19th at 9:00 pm ET and ends Monday, September 24th at 9:00pm ET. We’ll post a direct link to the bidding site as soon as the auction starts.

2. Every item is available for bidding, but we’re also offering a “Buy It Now” option. You can buy the item outright and it will be removed from auction.

3. The eBay site will feature multiple donation items, such as:
$50 Donation = Adopt the Class of 2018 and receive an adoption certificate for the class and an ABR 2019 Calendar

$50 Donation = Buy a Bag of Mazuri Bear Diet Pellets to chubbify our furry residents

$75 Donation = A Commemorative Ornament Set featuring our residents.

$150 = A beautiful photo of Cherry Bear on Canvas (Canvases will ship directly to them)

$200 donation = Pay a Vet Bill and help keep residents healthy

(Unless stated otherwise, proceeds from the auction go to our new Cub House Campaign.)

We hope everyone will participate and support our Bear Necessities Cub House Campaign. Please bid and help us build Cub Houses for every enclosure! Thank you!

We’ll post another update later this evening.
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What's the starting bid on "Breakfast With Coy"? 😉

Are there any pictures of the ornaments?

Thank you! Mmmm sardine pudding...who would've thought??

Thank you for the update, they look wonderful! Thank you for all you do 🐻💛

Too early for sardine pudding.Ugh. Thank you for the update on our Cubs and Magnolia.🐻💕

No curator Coy does not looked hypnotised by electric cubby😄

💗❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❣️💔💔💜

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1 day ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

The ABR facility didn’t get the high winds or the torrential rain we’d been dreading, but it has been raining steadily for the whole day. Only Dash, safe and dry in the Red Roof Recovery Center, was available for photos. The other residents were in the undergrowth or in their trees. As expected, not one bear took advantage of the “open door” policy instituted to give them an alternative to sitting in the rain: the Acclimation Pens stayed empty.
Last night, The Six-Pack chose to spend some of their sleep-time on the ground. We got a rather eerie portrait of one of them trying to hypnotize the curator through the camera. At least, that’s what it looked like to us. We also thought we saw a rare Mouse Bear near The Cubby Pool in Wild Enclosure #3, but it turned out to be wee Piccola on her way to get a drink. It was 2:01 AM, and once again, we thought, “Good grief, little bear! Why aren’t you asleep? Back to your tree at once!” But she’s not a human child and there’s no “lights out” for her. She can sleep when she wants to.

We were lucky, but our thoughts are with those people affected by Hurricane Florence. ❤️

We’ll post an update on our furry residents tomorrow when they’ll be up and about again.
Thank you for helping us help them. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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Dash is a beautiful cub, glad he is doing so well <3

I got to visit you store this weekend and I absolutely love it. I love the work yal do and all the hard work. Thank you for caring for the bears. you are so appreciated.

ABR have you in the past had any bad moments with hurricanes or extreme weather? If so what did you do to keep everything in control??

I swear whoever writes your FB posts and photo captions could go pro. Excellent job as always!

As always, great (and funny) news from the Townsend Spa for Ursines.

I’m sorry that the curators had to get 😱 soggy, too, while feeding the fur kids. Thanks for taking such good care of them through all kinds of inclement weather ❤️

Thankfully, we were spared the wrath of the storm 🙏🏼

Awe - she is so sweet-looking! Get well soon, Dash Bear!

I have an idea that with the way their coats grow (undercoats and "upper" coats) that they don't get very wet when it rains. I have a dog whose coat is like that. It is thick and fluffy, and you know he doesn't get wet underneath, but that dog hates to go out to "potty" when it's raining. Wish he were more like the bears. LOL

So glad the weather wasn't as bad as predicted for ABR!! Praying for everyone that's affected by Florence!! ❤❤❤

Glad to see that the arrows have sense enough to come in out of the rain!

I’ve been so praying u wouldn’t get the really bad weather...I’m sure these wild babies r used to all kinds of bad weather in their short lives ...they r so much smarter than many humans I know & I knew they could climb to get away from any flooding (roaming bears) but haven’t heard much about wildlife in the news

Glad you weren’t hit by Florence!

Awe glad you didnt get bad weather, but just rain,,glad the residents stayed on the ground ,,rather they had came in out of the weather, but they do what's good for them! Dash is cozy and dry, but maybe would like to be out soon! Thank you for everything you do!

ahhhhhI love those cubs

Glad you are safe 🙏🏻❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

Hello Cubbies!

They are such beautiful fur babies!!!

A real little cutie for sure

Well Dash your really one georgeous boy, your making great progress sweet, precious Dash!😀🐻💛💚💙

Dash is looking good and eating well.

Miss Dash is beautiful, too!

Looking good dash I will be adopting you soon

So glad everyone is safe, if not dry. 💖

Aww Piccola such a sweet cub! Glad everyone is fine 🙏🙏

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Drink coffee—help bears! If you order a “BLACK BEAR FRAPPE” at Vienna Coffee House, 5% will go to ABR cubs. This offer is good at both locations, Knoxville and Maryville, throughout the month of September. ... See MoreSee Less

Drink coffee—help bears! If you order a “BLACK BEAR FRAPPE” at Vienna Coffee House, 5% will go to ABR cubs. This offer is good at both locations, Knoxville and Maryville, throughout the month of September.

 

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If I lived there, and if I drank coffee, I would surely do that!

Tooo far for me to order one, I live in California, too far to get a cup of Coffee.Do they sell it by the bag?

It would be nice if i could order a bag of their house blend coffee and still help ABR!!

My favorite coffee place ever! I buy a kilo every month❤️😊

Drink lots of coffee for the bears please!!

I don't drink coffee

Pat Maillie

Michele Mone

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ABR Update-September 17, 2018-The Bear Necessities Auction

Our nine resident bears are a little soggy, but in fine shape. We’ll post an update about them late this afternoon. 😊

ABR’s Bear Necessities Event to be held on September 23, 2018, at the Gatlinburg Event Center is our major fundraising event of the year. For the first time, we’ll be offering our Facebook friends a chance to bid on the same items featured at the event.

1. The online eBay auction begins Wednesday, September 19th at 9:00 pm ET and ends Monday, September 24th at 9:00pm ET. We’ll post a direct link to the bidding site as soon as the auction starts.

2. Every item is available for bidding, but for the first time, we're offering a “Buy It Now” option. You can buy the item outright and it will be removed from auction.

3. For the first time, the eBay auction site will feature multiple donation Items, such as:
$50 Donation = Adopt the Class of 2018 and receive an adoption certificate for the class and an ABR 2019 Calendar

$50 Donation = Buy a Bag of Mazuri Bear Diet Pellets to chubbify our furry residents

$75 Donation = A Commemorative Ornament Set featuring our residents.

$150 = A beautiful photo of Cherry Bear on Canvas (Canvases will ship directly to donors)

$200 donation = "Pay a Vet Bill" and help keep residents healthy

We’ll also be offering a few exclusive “experiences”:

1) Private Tour of ABR Facility (when there are no bears in residence) and Curator Coy's Study Review
2) Moonlight Hike in Cades Cove
3) Greenbrier Wildflower Experience with Curator David
4) Live Curator Class with Curator Janet

These are just a few of the items we’ll be offering. Unless stated otherwise, proceeds from the auction go to our new Cub House Campaign.

We will be posting a preview of different items throughout the next week. 
We hope everyone will participate and support our Bear Necessities Cub House Campaign. Please bid and help us build Cub Houses for every enclosure! Thank you! ❤️
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ABR Update-September 17, 2018-The Bear Necessities Auction

Our nine resident bears are a little soggy, but in fine shape. We’ll post an update about them late this afternoon. 😊

ABR’s Bear Necessities Event to be held on September 23, 2018, at the  Gatlinburg Event Center is our major fundraising event of the year. For the first time, we’ll be offering our Facebook friends a chance to bid on the same items featured at the event.

1. The online eBay auction begins Wednesday, September 19th at 9:00 pm ET and ends Monday, September 24th at 9:00pm ET. We’ll post a direct link to the bidding site as soon as the auction starts. 

2. Every item is available for bidding, but for the first time, were offering a “Buy It Now” option. You can buy the item outright and it will be removed from auction.

3. For the first time, the eBay auction site will feature multiple donation Items, such as:
$50 Donation = Adopt the Class of 2018 and receive an adoption certificate for the class and an ABR 2019 Calendar

$50 Donation = Buy a Bag of Mazuri Bear Diet Pellets to chubbify our furry residents

$75 Donation = A Commemorative Ornament Set featuring our residents.

$150 = A beautiful photo of Cherry Bear on Canvas (Canvases will ship directly to donors) 

$200 donation = Pay a Vet Bill and help keep residents healthy 

We’ll  also be offering a few exclusive  “experiences”:

1) Private Tour of ABR Facility (when there are no bears in residence) and Curator Coys Study Review
2) Moonlight Hike in Cades Cove
3) Greenbrier Wildflower Experience with Curator David
4) Live Curator Class with Curator Janet

These are just a few of the items we’ll be offering. Unless stated otherwise, proceeds from the auction go to our new Cub House Campaign. 

We will be posting a preview of different items throughout the next week. 
We hope everyone will participate and support our Bear Necessities Cub House Campaign. Please bid and help us build Cub Houses for every enclosure! Thank you! ❤️

 

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What fantastic auction items!!!! Wish I lived nearby to take advantage of some of them. The quilt is just beautiful!

Can't wait!!! Would SO love the tour and Coy's review!!!!!!!

That Bear Paw quilt is outstanding!

Can't wait to help the bears

Which curator might be doing the moonlight hike in Cases Cove?

Beautiful

Bess ie,,, look at the bear quilt ,,, wow

How beautiful!

Absolutely gorgeous!

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2 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

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We have bears who live in our neighborhood. We see them almost everyday but the other day a teenage bear was on a swing, playing with it, so cute.

When I worked at the Park Vista, we had a cub that used to like the slide on our swingset - it was adorable! Momma bear would get irritated with him...

She was probably afraid if she ate the mealworms for fear you would give her more worming meds

Someone needs to write a Children's Book about Viola!

Janet - do you ever speak to the East TN schools about the bears and show them video clips?

Do they ever get aggressive towards you and how do they show it. Have they ever come back to the rescue once released?

How do they compare in size to a Labrador?

That tree is a perfect Bear scratcher.

Just like children, he/she doesn't want to share his ball.

Janet, I read somewhere that you bring your puppies to ABR with you (though of course not to interact). Do the cubs show any awareness that they are in the area?

Was that dead log always there or did the six pack move it

Every time I here ABR's success rate from Curator Coy's study I am just gobsmacked. I know you are so proud of that as you should be....I am proud for you.

Thank you! But oh my gosh they sure look like they would be much bigger!

How long have you guys been in existence, helping our bears? I am in johnson City TN and started following you with Nolichucky bear!

Thank you so much for what you do! The rescue is so needed and the education you provide us humans who live them is incredibly helpful. Thank you!

How will they keep Magnolia calm for her long trip home? I know I read they are not transported unconscious, but most of trips are much shorter. Will they stop somewhere for the night?

So will the six pack, Piccola and Dash will be with ABR till next spring before release? Magnolia will go back to Louisiana soon?

The hard mast is certainly plentiful here in the north GA mountains! I get hit on the head by falling acorns every time I go outside and our deck is covered faster than I can sweep it off. Our bears are very happy ❤️❤️🐻🐻❤️❤️

Have they determined whether the man found on Rich Mtn Rd was actually killed by the bear found with his DNA in him?

Can you give a size comparison to another animal (like a type of dog maybe) to give a picture as to how big or small they are ? I know cameras can give a picture not really true...

As a child/teenager we went to Smokies every year. 50's and 60's. We always saw lots bears and enjoyed watching them.

Somebody may have asked this earlier, but comparing them to a particular breed of dog, how big would you say these cubs are?

Sorry. That was an accident. I would like to know if when you put them in the enclosure do they walk the permitter to find a way out. Once again sorry about the first message. Total mistake love you guys.

With Dash going for the formula first do the vets think she has some pain? Know she is about to finish the pain meds?

Thx - that does give me a better picture in my mind !! Also, Did the wildlife folks take a video of Bumbles release ?

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