REVERE, Mass. - A little coyote pup found on the side of the road had a happy ending to his story thanks to a State Police trooper and his girlfriend.
Trooper Carlo Mastromattei received a call on Sunday night for a wounded dog on the road along the Revere Beach Parkway, but quickly realized they type of dog he found wasn't exactly what he thought.
The dog, which turned out to be a coyote, was found on the edge of the roadway near Suffolk Downs, frightened and alone. Trooper Mastromattei searched for the animal's mother, but was unable to find her.
Trooper Mastromattei then contacted environmental, wildlife and animal control officials, but no one was available to help. It was only after he called Ocean View Kennels in Revere that the owner's kennel was able to help the trooper put the pup in a cage.
The baby coyote then spent the night at the trooper's girlfriend's house, both whom are devoted animal lovers.
The next morning, Ocean View Kennel transported the puppy to Tufts Wildlife in North Grafton, where he was examined and determined to be healthy.
The future for this little one looks bright. Soon, he will be transferred to the care of a wildlife specialist in the Berkshires, who will rehabilitate him and help acclimate him to life in the wild until he is ready to be released back into his element.
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