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Nastia Rescued

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1779 days ago -
This summer, FOUR PAWS, with the support of Ukrainian authorities, freed bear cub Nastia -- who had been illegally sold by the Ukraine's Lutsk Zoo to animal traders -- and brought her back to her mother.

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. (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:17 pm
Revolting story, with a bittersweet ending-thanks

Pat B (356)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:27 pm
Aww. I hope baby can be her mom soon. Glad she was rescued and now can live.! Thanks, Cher for this.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:06 pm
Hope they can be united.. $75 fine is a joke, Ukraine needs to tighten laws.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:59 pm
I agree with you Angelika!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:37 pm
noted wonderful story!!!!!!!

Connie O (44)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:14 pm
agreed Angelika ...

Christeen A (368)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:02 pm
Right back where she belongs. Thank you.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:11 pm
I wish people would not traumatize and torture bears.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:17 pm
Well if russia does bear baiting they dont care about bears Surprised this person was even fined $75 Time they started to bring in some animal welfare in Russia and started saving all the beautiful bears there Its appalling what they do to these poor creatures

noted thanks

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:42 pm
So happy for Nastia and really hope her mom doesn't reject her. Thank you for sharing.

Mary T (358)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:07 pm
poor baby, she should have never been taken away from her mother.

Kit B (276)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:23 pm

The only real answer is for people to stop paying to see the animals, remove the profit.

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:26 pm
Noted. Some of the best news I've heard all day. That must be a wonderful job to come home from. Thanks, y'all!

desanka s (416)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:16 pm
BRAVO FOUR PAWS!!! Thank you for Nastia, and for other animals your team will save in the future.

Nastia arrives at new home!


Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:33 pm
Happy ending.

Monday July 8, 2013, 12:25 am
$75 fine that is ridiculous. Glad this story has a happy ending. Thanks Cher

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:49 am
Thank you FOUR PAWS & Thanks Cher for posting.

Caroline S (78)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:15 am
Sooo glad she was rescued and so sad for the other bears who still live in terrible conditions...The picture of the "men" who force her into a transport box makes me so angry :*-((

Carol H (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:25 am
I like happy endings!! thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:34 am
Once again I will say it " People Suck" for a small amount of money they did this horrible act. Shame on them and the Zoo.

Sara P (57)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:08 am
Ah, a baby bear that finally had a happy ending story :)))) Thanks Cher.

. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:38 pm
We all agree with you Angie.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:42 am
Thanks for sharing Cher! Noted.

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:08 am
Well said Kit couldn't agree more!

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:15 am
Thanks for the update Desanka - I'm happy she's in a new home but sad and shocked the zoo wouldn't let the monther go and intend to do the same again when the new cub is born!!! I only hope they can be stopped!!!

deb s (145)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:57 pm
I just love success stories and that Mama has her baby back how traumatized and sad but now all is good kudos to those who help make it happen
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