"She was growing progressively thin and her limp seemed to be getting more prominent," Wildlife SOS, an Indian rescue group, wrote in a release about Rose's rescue. "Dragging what looked like a mangled paw through the dusty by-lanes of Amoni [the village], she occasionally used her tiny muzzle as a crutch to help her walk. It was heartbreaking to watch."
Increasingly concerned, the villagers decided it was time to step in and contacted forestry officials, who in turn contacted Wildlife SOS. The rescue tracked her through the forest with the help of local residents, and, upon finding her, relocated the roughly 3-month-old cub to its bear rescue and sanctuary.