State wildlife experts want to make sure it doesn't happen again.
They are taking action after a bear cub found along a Giles County road was euthanized.
"Certainly a lot of people were disappointed and outraged that apparently healthy cubs were euthanized because there was not a procedure or facility to deal with that," said Edward Clark, Wildlife Center of Virginia president.
Clark says plans are now on the fast track to develop a cub rearing facility for orphaned cubs.
The Wildlife Center of Virgina is working with the Department of Game and Inland fisheries to make that happen.
"So when cubs are orphaned they could be brought there into this facility with no contact with humans, only contact with other bears and be in able to interact in a natural environment," Clark said.
This is the time of year when a lot of young bears are leaving their moms for the first time and are looking for food.
Earlier this week WDBJ7 reported about a bear that came into a Botetourt family's kitchen and took some rolls off the top of the refrigerator.