Black Bear Hit By Vehicle in Pleasant Valley Gets Help From Local Heroes
A group of New Yorkers came to the rescue of an injured black bear last week after it was hit by a vehicle.
The bear was found alongside State Route 44 in Pleasant Valley Thursday night. New York State Troopers and Environmental Officers, the Dutchess Sheriff's Office, and Friends of the Feathered & Furry Wildlife Center were there to keep tabs on the bear and provide medical assistance.
The Wildlife Center posted an update to their Facebook page Friday night, writing that "the bear was treated, assisted to recovery, and released himself flawlessly at the scene!"
The New York State Police on Facebook also posted about the bear, sharing photos and ensuring that they continue to work to help every part of our communities.
"We're always here to help, regardless of who you are," they posted.
Earlier this month, troopers in Homer came to the rescue of an injured bald eagle who had fallen out of the sky during a fight with other birds. Unfortunately, veterinarians at Cornell's Janet Swanson Wildlife Hospital were unable to save the bird, but it was another show of New Yorkers coming together to save precious wildlife.