Second bear cub euthanized

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We have a sad follow up to a healthy Virginia bear cub put down because wildlife officials couldn't quickly find a proper home for it.

The story out of Giles County, sparked hundreds of comments on our NBC 12 Facebook page.

Well now, we've learned a second bear cub was euthanized for the same reason.

This case is unfolding in Patrick County. Another bear cub, found stranded on the side of the road. Despite a call for help from animal rescue groups, state officials say they were left with very few options.

As for the cub we told you about earlier in Giles County a state biologist says they exhausted all local resources to rehabilitate it, and did not feel comfortable giving it to a bear rescue group in Tennessee.

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