Make a Donation to ABR

We will put your donation to best use for our cubs.

Ham&Sissy07Please make your online donation to Appalachian Bear Rescue using the donate button to the right.

If you would prefer to mail a check please send to:

Appalachian Bear Rescue
PO Box 364
Townsend, TN 37882

Please click here if you would like to make a monthly recurring donation by credit card or with a PayPal account.

Thank you for helping Appalachian Bear Rescue care for orphaned and injured black bear cubs and yearlings from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, and our surrounding states.

Thank you for helping ABR care for the needy black bears of the Smokies and the Southeastern United States!


Adopt a Cubby!

Adoptions make great gifts for those who have “everything”.  Most do not have a cub!

Participants who adopt one of our current cubs will receive an adoption package in the mail from Appalachian Bear Rescue that includes an adorable stuffed bear, a signed Certificate of Adoption, a photo of your adopted cub, and information about black bears.

Please note, however, that adoptive parents have no visitation rights. Sorry!

Please use the adopt button to start the adoption process! The Adoption fee per cub is $50.00.


ABR’s “Help Make this Cubby Chubby” Campaign

Bear cubs has different nutritional requirements, depending on their age and health. Your donation will help us buy the appropriate food when needed, ensuring that nothing goes to waste. We’ll be able to take advantage of special bulk order pricing that will give your donated dollars maximum purchasing power.

Please help make our cubbies chubby!


 ABR’s Snowflake Ornament SOLD OUT


2016 ABR Calendars SOLD OUT


Help Meet Appalachian Bear Rescue’s Wish List on Amazon!


You can make a big difference, too, by visiting ABR’s Amazon Wish List — this list is always updated and currrent, and it includes a SHIP TO address so you can pick out an item to purchase for ABR and have it sent directly to the recipient at checkout. Easy!

ATTENTION:  After you purchase from the ABR Wish List, please email us and let us know who you are, and what you bought. Amazon provides no details, and we want to thank our generous supporters. Email us at


Shop with AmazonSmile and donate to Appalachian Bear Rescue

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Appalachian Bear Rescue every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ABR.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select Appalachian Black Bear Rehabilitation and Release Center in order for us to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to ABR.


Signed Limited Edition Print is Now Available

Purchase your print for $25.

Buy Print

Appalachian Bear Rescue is proud to offer a signed, limited edition print by artist R. J. McDonald. “Family Outing at Grotto Falls – Giving Bears a Second Chance” was published especially for us in 1998 when we were known as the Appalachian Bear Center. This beautiful piece of history can be yours for a $25.00 donation, plus shipping and handling. We’ll send the unframed, unmatted print to the address specified in your PayPal donation.

You can help our many hungry cubs by donating on-line to our “Chubby Cubby” Campaign. Every dollar donated via the Townsend IGA (Village Market) goes to Appalachian Bear Rescue in the form of GIFT CARDS that we then use to purchase fresh food for orphaned cubs and bears.

igaFollow THIS LINK to the Townsend IGA’s Appalachian Bear Rescue notice that includes a PayPal Donate button. You might need to scroll the page.

That’s it! Click to donate to this worthy cause!