WASHINGTON — A coyote pup that was found on a busy roadway in Revere and spent the night with a state police trooper and his girlfriend has made its way to the Berkshires, where it will be cared for until fall.
The small coyote, which was alone when found near Suffolk Downs, is in the care of Berkshire Wildlife Services founder Dawn Collins.
"He's doing great," she said Thursday.
On Sunday, Trooper Carlo Mastromattei responded to a call for a wounded dog in the road on Revere Beach Parkway, but when he pulled up, he realized that what was thought to be a dog was a coyote pup, according to a statement from state police.
Mastromattei contacted environmental, wildlife and local animal control officials, but no one was available to assist, so he reached out to a local kennel and was given a crate to keep the pup overnight.
The pup stayed in the crate at Mastromattei's girlfriend's house, and on Monday, Ocean View Kennel took the pup to Tufts Wildlife in North Grafton, where he was examined and determined to be healthy, according to the statement.
Collins, who is the only wildlife rehabilitator in Massachusetts to take coyotes, received the pup Wednesday. He will spend two weeks in quarantine before being introduced to the five other pups she has taken in this season.
The goal is to release them all into the wild in the fall, she said.
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