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Baby Bear
By Deborah Hayden


October 21, 2011
Friday AM

AWWWWWW! Wasn't he cute, the baby bear running through Tatsuda's produce section? Oh, boy, it's great he was on national news and put Ketchikan into the national spotlight for something other than Nowhere status.

But, what has happened to him? Fortunately, the "authorities" did not euthanize (kill) him outright. But, we are told someone released him into the woods behind the store. We are also told he was too small to know how to make a winter den for himself or to survive the winter. Is he hungry? Is he wandering around not knowing how to take care of himself? We don't seem to care.

What, or who, would it take to find him and foster him to a size that he could take care of himself? No one is addressing those questions. He is just out there, alone.

What or who can help?

Deborah Hayden
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I am a longtime bleeding heart animal lover and have spent a fortune and a lifetime rescuing hurt, sick and otherwise doomed animals."

Received October 19, 2011 - Published October 21, 2011


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