Andrea Athie was driving down a deserted road when she spotted an injured “homeless dog” begging for help.
Andrea pulled over and rescued the weak pup, but was touched to see that the poor creature was nursing a broken leg. Andrea noticed that the dog might have been run over, and immediately took him to the nearest vet clinic for help.
On the way to the vet, the thankful “dog” cuddled with his rescuer and gave her a lot of kisses. However, when Andrea arrived at the clinic, she was startled to find out that the pup wasn’t even a dog at all! Andrea learned from the vet that the timid and docile baby was actually a wild coyote!
The coyote wasn’t in good shape at all, and his health was bad due to many internal injuries. The vet clinic contacted a wildlife rehabilitator to get the sick coyote the necessary treatment. Unfortunately, even after much effort, the coyote succumbed to his injuries and passed away after spending 5 days in the wildlife hospital.
Andrea is beyond devastated and is often haunted by the memories of the sweet car-ride with the loving coyote. It really breaks our hearts to know that our wildlife never get timely medical aid. Let’s be more kind and empathetic toward our wildlife and get them the professional help they need. Put the word out.