RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The decision to euthanize a bear cub, found along a Virginia highway, is stirring up controversy.
A husband and wife discovered the animal, along route 460 in Giles County.
State biologists say the cub was perfectly healthy, but because there wasn't a facility to care for the animal, it was put down the next day.
Nearby Virginia Tech had such a facility two years ago, but it was closed for renovations and isn't expected to re-open until later this year.
A Tennessee-based bear rescue program says it's worked with Virginia in the past, but was never contacted about this case.