ABR Corporate Sponsors
Appalachian Bear Rescue is a one-of-a-kind 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an urgently needed alternative for wildlife officials trying to save the lives of orphaned and injured black bear cubs. We are a 99% volunteer organization and if it weren’t for the hundreds of people who have donated their time and money, ABR would not exist.
We could not help rescue black bear cubs without the generosity of our corporate donors. Please help us thank them for their support by patronizing them whenever possible.
ABR is licensed and regulated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency which performs annual inspections of our facilities.
ABR works closely with the the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and we deeply appreciate the generous financial support of the Park by agreeing to have ABR included on the Needs Lists from Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Jackson Mountain Homes supports ABR through donations of portions of cabin rentals.
The attorneys at Kramer Rayson LLP have donated their legal advice about charitable deductions, real property issues, our insurance contracts and any number of other legal questions that arise from managing a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.
The Great Smoky Mountains Association graciously permits us to sell a Tino print of a bear in the Sugarlands Visitor Center store.
The University of Tennessee's Wildlife Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Psychology Department provide our bears with with life saving surgery and permits us to regularly consult with them about bear feeding and health issues.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals has provided us with multiple printings of the Bear Safe Guide, a brochure we distribute that contains a wealth of information on what to do if you encounter a black bear.
The Village Market IGA in Townsend, TN donates a wealth of unsaleable food and spondors the "Chubby Cubby" campaign.
Great Smoky Mountain Outdoors Whitewater Rafting Company in Gatlinburg, TN donates $$ from each rafting trip booked during the season.
Cherrydale Farms donates a portion of the sale of certain products to ABR.
The Shops at Trillium Cove in Townsend TN host events such as Black Bear Expo and Blackberry Jam, to raise funds for ABR
Danny Davis Electrical Contractors donated materials and provided labor to furnish light and power to new storage buildings, including cub nursery.
The Village in Gatlinburg generously allows ABR to retrieve the "fountain money" that collects in the fountains and pools on its establishment.
Why The Smokies Real Estate donated the ABR booth at the 2012 Troutfest in Townsend.
The Chocolate Bar in Townsend partnered with us for Valentine's Day2012. They offered many different bear themed chocolate treats. We advertised them on our FB page. They gave us a percentage of their sales. They will do this with us on any appropriate holiday or event. They also allowed us to teach a class for Tremont students in their store this Spring 2012.