MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Help may soon be on the way for a black bear in Creola whose health is declining.
FOX10 News first told you about the bear's predicament last week. Our report caught the attention of the president of the Mobile Baybears and he's determined to do something about it.
You might call Bill Shanahan a bear lover. He's president of the Mobile BayBears. And, on the birthday of "Bay B Bear", the team mascot, Shanahan is trying to help another baby bear.
"Well, you know the Baybears are all about bears," Shanahan said.
FOX10's Report on the bear in Creola was shown on the big screen at the Hank just before Sunday's game against Pensacola.
Roland Hayes said he's told authorities about the bear who apparently lost its mother and keeps showing up on his property. Hayes is worried the bear will died it doesn't get help soon.
"No authority is wanting to do anything about it. It just seems logical seems to make sense to just put it somewhere where it's safe, secure," Hayes said.
Shanahan may have found a home for the bear at the Mobile Zoo in Wilmer. There's a large assortment of animals at the zoo including tigers, panthers, monkeys and black bears.
"The Mobile Zoo has other black bears there, but they're under rules and regulations they have to follow. And so we need immediacy because we don't know if that little bear is hurt," Shanahan said.
But Shanahan said more help is needed before the bear can be moved.
"But, we have some hoops to go through. We've got to go through the state wildlife preserve and make sure it's okay to help this little baby bear, because we can't just pick the bear up and bring it out to the home," he said.
Shanahan is hoping the community will get behind the effort to help the baby bear.
"If they know anybody with the State Wildlife Preserve that can help let them know that what we're trying to do is just help this little baby bear," he said.
Shanahan said he will be on the phone right after Labor day, calling state wild life officials in Montgomery.
He's hoping you'll pick up the phone and make the same call.
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