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This baby had a very strong will to live

So glad he's got such wonderful people to take care of him, thank you all ❤

Sweet Hartley - you have so many people pulling for you. Get rest and feel better soon.

Hello from Chicago. Thank you for all you do. There is special place in Heaven for people like you

Hartley is gonna have as big of a social media following as April the giraffe lol. We're all pulling for ya little feller.

Kentucky appreciates all that ABR is doing for our beloved little Hartley! Thank you so much!

I really appreciate these updates. ABR MyHeros

God love this little bear. Sending healing thoughts from Sydney, Australia.

Hi. I live in Lynch Kentucky. Hartley bear was found just a few minutes from my house !

He seems to have a really strong will to survive.

We went by y’all offices in Trillum Cove Center. Great shop here in our beautiful Townsend

Wishing the vets could come to you there. Wouldn’t it be less stressful?

So glad Hartley lapped up his 3 ounces!! ❤️🐻 Thank you David for the update!

Thank you so much for going the extra step to share the video with us. It is deeply appreciated❤️🐻❤️🐻

Try to get a little nap in before next feeding

Go baby Hartley and grow and get better and be able to released back into the woods in a few months 🐻🙂

Can’t wait to hear what the vet says at the next visit. Tuesday right?

I am so happy to hear about Hartley, I am checking every day on him, Thank you so much for all that you do.

The rest of the dead fur will fall out before it starts regrowing

I’m so happy you were able to get this video working. Amazing how ABR works to save all the cubbies. ❤️🐻

I’m so glad this sweet baby was found in time and brought to ABR. Prayers for his continued progress and healing...

He is a smart little bear, (why he has survived) but he follows every move you make, very aware of surroundings. I hope that’s a good sign. He’s a survivor.

So he can see you when you're in the room with him currently...at what point will you begin to hide his sightings of you?

You said he only weighed about 11 or 12 lbs when he was found--what does a 13 month old bear usually weigh?

I would choose to have the ut vets that work with your bears and your facility care for me in a medical situation than drs and hospitals you turn out beatiful bears some brought in looked like they wouldnt make it

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He's had a hard time, but he's survived. Just barely.

Hang on peeps. David is having computer troubles

David would rather take care of the bears. These live updates, not so much. 😀

To recap: Hartley is lapping up every bit of formula & not really moving around too much otherwise-just resting

Hartley will be happy with getting more formula tonight!! 💕🐻

Our program will resume after station identification.

Rather have you be able to fix a Bear than fix a computer.

Hartley will be in 7th heaven with the additional ounce 😁

118 watching, let's all give $1 and go over $500.

Yay Hartley. Keep it up. Thanks ABR, love your care and nurturing of orphans. Prayers prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Bless your hearts and thank you for all you do. Best wishes from Sydney, Australia. (No bear country.)

Would it be more traumatic at this stage to take him to vet rather than have them come to ABR?

David also said he hopes to increase Hartley’s formula tonight

I have every bit of confidence that you're doing the very best for Hartley that you can

Thank you to those who found this little fellow.

The ABR staff ROCKS! Taking such good care of Hartley!

The computer imp comes out when you're at the controls, Curator David. It's messing with you. ;)

David thank you for the update. We would love to see the video, but all we want to know is how Hartley is doing.

Poor precious Hartley. Every day is a step forward.

How is it a 13 month old bear weighs 11.3 lbs and didn't die.....I mean that's grossly underweight for a bear that age...and how long do you think had been attempting to fend for himself before he was found

Never mind, Hartley is a lot about patience <3

Thank you, Curator David. It's fun to see you in the history pictures.

David-in Daryl R old interview, he talked about a certain early spring plant that bears emerging from dens depend on. What is it?

Do you give bears flea/tick repellant while they are there? Looks like he might need something with all the bare skin.

Irma and Erwin——It was so nice to meet you both at the ABR open house — Have a safe trip home and hope to see you again here in Tennessee soon

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February 17, 2019-Rise and Shine! Ok, maybe later.

Hartley Bear, our 13-month-old yearling from Kentucky, had a good night. Curator David reports Hartley ate all the formula offered at each of his feedings, then promptly returned to his bed. As you know, his diet is restricted to 2 ounces of diluted bear milk replacement formula every four hours to prevent refeeding syndrome. You know that, we know that, but Hartley doesn’t. He looks into his bowl, wondering why there isn’t more. As he gets accustomed to being warm, dry and regularly fed, Hartley might lose patience with the rationing and demand more food. The curators will hold to the feeding regime, regardless of how difficult it will be to ignore Hartley’s understandable dissatisfaction. We hope our bear will give us a few more days to get him ready to digest a more satisfying diet.

We’ll post another update later this afternoon and another this evening.

Thank you for helping us help Hartley. ❤️🐻

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February 17, 2019-Rise and Shine! Ok, maybe later.

Hartley Bear, our 13-month-old yearling from Kentucky, had a good night. Curator David reports Hartley ate all the formula offered at each of his feedings, then promptly returned to his bed. As you know, his diet is restricted to 2 ounces of diluted bear milk replacement formula every four hours to prevent refeeding syndrome. You know that, we know that, but Hartley doesn’t. He looks into his bowl, wondering why there isn’t more. As he gets accustomed to being warm, dry and regularly fed, Hartley might lose patience with the rationing and demand more food. The curators will hold to the feeding regime, regardless of how difficult it will be to ignore Hartley’s understandable dissatisfaction. We hope our bear will give us a few more days to get him ready to digest a more satisfying diet. 

We’ll post another update later this afternoon and another this evening.

Thank you for helping us help Hartley. ❤️🐻

http://appalachianbearrescue.org/

 

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Eagerly anticipated news! Hartley has an appetite for life, and this is great! Please be patient sweetie...chubbification is on the menu!🐻💖😋🥰🙏

Yay!!! Thank you for the update...couldnt truly start my day until I knew. I honestly prefer an impatient baby bear who a bit cranky and has the possibility of recovering than one who wont eat. Continued baby bear prayers and prayers for all who are caring for him!!! HANG ON HARTLEY!!!!!

It made me feel good to give my last dime to help save him

Thank you Lord for taking care of Hartley and leading those people to find him and for ABR for the wonderful work they do for these precious bears

Sweet baby. I know he is so happy to be inside and warm and dry and getting a bit of food. My heart breaks for that baby. I know he is in the best hands ever!! Take care little bear.

I'm not sure I would be able to withstand the pleas and demands from a young bear looking for just one more ounce. But knowing the danger of refeeding syndrome, I guess I would hold fast. Keep having good days and nights, Hartley, and your diet will be expanded soon enough! Sending love and strength to Hartley, and bottomless thanks to all at ABR.

Checked first thing this morning and waited to hear this good news!!! Glad Hartley is strong enough to make demands. Keep it up.! ❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️

If it is "shine" over there, I'm coming to visit. Gloomy, overcast, and expecting 10 inches of rain this week in Southern Middle TN. Harley is in a good place to avoid it.

Poor baby🐻boy, I hope he holds on!✝️ God, please give Hartley the strength.🙏🏻

Excellent news! I hope his diet can be advanced soon so he can gain weight, poor baby

Good morning , been up a long while , hoping for another good report ! God is good ! Praise him amen!

Aww...patience little Hartley🥰❤️🐻 you are on a long road to recovery to become a big strong bear that you are supposed to be🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 ❤️🐻🐾🌲

Thank you so much for your updates---we are all hoping and praying he will pull through this--So happy he is there with all you wonderful caretakers....professional help for this precious baby....

Hang in there, Hartley! Hope you feel better soon.

How long will he receive the small feedings? In humans we generally feel they are safe from refreshing syndrome after 24-48 hours once feedings have started.

Thanks for the encouraging update. Keep eating and resting Hartley. It’s for your own good. ❤️🐻

Poor baby been hungry so long don’t understand your just trying to help him 😢., When he gets better will he be released back into Kentucky forest ?

So does ‘demanding more food’ mean he becomes more vocal? That must be hard to hear for everyone if so!

Can he have a stuffed toy to make him feel less lonely like Mother Bunny did for Finnegan?

Just curious, How long is customary to restrict food ? And then at that point do you give him undiluted replacement formula ? Then on to solid types foods ?

I think this little Kentucky boy is a fighter!! Glad he is improving!

How did they remove the tics?

Appropriately named! HARTLEY’s are Fighters, Headstrong, Tenacious, & Lovable!

How long was his trip from Kentucky?

How and when will his diet be advanced? Is there risk/fear of habituation, with him being a yearling handed a bowl of food every four hours?.. Thank you for the updates; great work!

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