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Appalachian Bear Rescue Saves Cubs with Its Defender 130

It turns out everyone loves riding in a Defender—even black bears

So far, 2023 has been a busy year for Appalachian Bear Rescue, the Tennessee-based rehabilitation and education nonprofit that won the Animal Welfare Award at the 2022 Defender Service Awards. The group currently has nine injured or orphaned bear cubs in its care—and has used its new Defender 130 to transport at least three of them.

Video submissions, along with new categories for the 2023 Defender Service Award, are open June 15 through July 21. Finalists will be announced in early November with public voting from September 15 through October 4. Learn more about the Defender Service Awards and previous winners here.