After amputating her paw, people lovingly wrapped her arm in a bandage and let her rest.
Then, once Belia woke up, she began regaining her strength so she could be a wild bear again.
"Her age was estimated to be only 2 years old so her future looked bright!" LaFrance said. Rescuers believed that such a young healthy bear could adapt to her handicap well enough to be wild again.
And they were exactly right.