And then there was Cecilia. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) brought her to ABR, where she became the 250th bear the organization cared for. Like the other cubs, she was very skinny and malnourished. Vets found an abscess between her skin and her cheek.
"We had to take her back to U of T and she had a CAT scan," Dodd said. "They had to open the abscess and clean it out." She went through a prolonged period of antibiotics and was eventually completely healed.