Bear Cub Burned in Carlton Complex Wildfire Flown to Care Center
A black bear cub who was badly burned by the Carlton Complex wildfire is on her way to recovery. Courtesy: State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A black bear cub who was badly burned by the Carlton Complex wildfire is on her way to recovery.
The bear was found when it hobbled up a driveway in Methow Valley. Resident Steve Love found the 37-pound cub under his horse trailer late last week. He gave her a bowl of water and tossed some apricots from his tree.
The following day, a state Fish and Wildlife officer was able to capture the cub and take her to Wenatchee. She had 3rd degree burns on all four paws. A local vet donated medicine and fed the cub yogurt and dog food while trying to determine who could help her. Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in California agreed to take the cub, since named Cinder. The state biologist also reached out to Pilots for Paws and a Seattle pilot volunteered to deliver the cub to the California center.
Cinder is now receiving care at the Lake Tahoe center.