Love for Meatball

Following the exploits of the Glendale bear? You can lend support, too.

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    The Glendale Bear
    Buy a Glendale Bear t-shirt and help Meatball in his new sanctuary-based life.

    Fame-seeking newcomers arrive in Southern California every day, by the planeload. But few have achieved the instant notoriety of Meatball, the black bear that has repeatedly ambled in human environs 'round about Glendale and was again captured in August.

    He's got a few nicknames and handles, like any truly famous celebrity (Meatball, GlenBearian, and the Glendale Bear are all in play), and he's on Twitter, naturally.

    There are also people out there who love the ursine tourist and hope he lands in a long-term situation where the living'll be good and the food he was seeking on the streets of Glendale'll flow freely.

    Searching for a Home for Meatball

    [LA] Searching for a Home for Meatball
    The black bear dubbed Meatball was captured Wednesday, following a dip in the pool of a La Canada Flintridge home. Now animal lovers are trying to find a permanent home for the bear. Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on August 30, 2012

    With that in mind, a good-hearted site has sprung up, purveying in Glendale Bear T-shirts and buttons.

    Two things to note: They pay tribute in a lighthearted way to our state flag, so that's pretty fun, and proceeds will help the Glendale Bear's journey toward sanctuary.

    "Meatball" the Bear Captured

    [LA] "Meatball" the Bear Captured
    "Meatball" the Bear, a frequent visitor to La Canada Flintridge, has been captured and taken to an animal sanctuary in San Diego. The bear is expected to be permanently relocated to a sanctuary in Colorado. NBC4's Alycia Lane reports for Today in LA on Aug. 30, 2012.

    The XLs went fast -- these things are popular -- but a note on the site says more shirts are due in a matter of days.

    If you've been following Meatball's exploits, you know there was a recent tangle in moving him from his current location in San Diego to a Colorado animal sanctuary (Colorado has regulations about housing wild bears). Best keep an eye on NBC LA or the bear's own Twitter feed to find out the latest.

    While you await more news, why not buy a tee, show some Golden State/Glendale love, and help a bear out? Meatball, we're behind you. Not literally, of course, you being a brown bear and us keeping a respectful distance, but in spirit, surely.

    After all, your reigning hashtag is #bearhug. Big awww.


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