On the evening of May 21, officers with Tazewell County Animal Control rescued a Black Bear cub that was attacked by dogs. The cub was picked up by a Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officer on May 22 and was admitted to the Wildlife Center on May 23.
Dr. Dana Tedesco, the Center’s veterinary intern, examined the cub when it arrived. The male cub was anesthetized for a full physical exam, blood work, and radiographs. Dr. Dana found no injuries. The cub weighed 2.23 kgs.
The cub will be kept inside until a fecal examination can be performed. The rehabilitation staff will feed the bear formula three times a day.