“Look what the dog brought home!”
A dog from Washington County was out for a walk when he came across a bear cub all on its own.
As we know, dogs are loving creatures, and since the bear cub’s mother wasn’t around, the dog brought it to his humans.
The cub was orphaned and therefore was taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia where they could take care of him.
He was placed in an incubator and began refeeding him as he was severely dehydrated and malnourished.
Check out this sweet video of him snoozing:
Amanda Nicholson, director of outreach at the center was talking to Bored Panda: “It’s a great example of all of us working together to provide what a wild animal needs most!”
He was also placed with another orphaned bear cub, the pair bonded and are sure to grow up having lots of fun together.
The cub only weighed 540g when he was found, now he is healthy and was released back into the wild.
“The black bear cub was successfully fostered on Wednesday! He’s out in the wild with a new mom now.”
“It is fairly common for us to receive wild animals that have been picked up by pets, but it’s uncommon that they are uninjured.”
“Sadly, we see a significant number of injured wildlife from free-roaming housecats, and dogs will also often disturb nests of some ground-dwelling wildlife.”
“We treat more than 3,000 wild animals each year in our hospital; a number of animals come to us sick or injured, and we have a veterinary team at the ready to provide whatever treatment or surgery is necessary.”
“We also receive a number of healthy orphaned animals, and our rehabilitation staff will raise them until they are old enough to survive on their own back in the wild.”
“In the case of this bear, we settled him into an incubator and calculated a ’round-the-clock feeding schedule with a specialized formula to meet his nutritional needs.”