Townsend-based rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured cubs hires Janet Dalton as weekend curator

daltonKNOXVILLE, Tenn. March 8, 2013 – The Appalachian Bear Rescue, a Townsend-based rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured black bears, has announced that it has hired a weekend curator, Janet Dalton.

Dalton will be responsible for all aspects of bear care and will join current curator Coy Blair and assistant curator Rick Noseworthy in providing round-the-clock care for the black bear cubs at the center.

“Janet has an impressive background in the field of education, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Appalachian Bear Rescue,” said ABR President Dana Dodd. “Her knowledge and experience working with black bears will help us fulfill our mission to educate the public and return more orphaned and injured cubs to the wild.”

Dalton has worked with the organization as an education and community outreach volunteer for more than four years and completed the Black Bear Field Study Courses in 2008 and 2009 at the Wildlife Research Institute in Minnesota. She will complete an East Tennessee State University EdD doctoral program in May.

About Appalachian Bear Rescue

Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), located just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tenn., is a one-of-a-kind rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured black bears and those in need of medical care. ABR is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has been returning black bears back to the wild since 1996.

Heather Ripley, FletcherPR
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