On one occasion, a Massachusetts State Police Trooper Carlo Mastromattei responded to a call for assistance with an inj.ur.ed dog discovered on the roadside.
When he got there, he discovered that it wasn’t the sort of dog he was expecting; instead, it was a tiny coyote.
The pup was discovered alone and afraid of everything that may happen on the roadside near the Suffolk downs.
Mastromattei became concerned about the pup’s safety after an unsuccessful search for its mother, and he contacted the animal control authorities.
Fortunately, no one was around to assist him, so he phoned the Ocean View Kennels and requested a crate from owner Lisa Cutting.
However, this was not the pup’s final adventure. It turns out that Mastromattei and his girlfriend AnnBeth are both animal lovers, so they took him in for the night.
The newborn coyote was transported to Tufts Wildlife after being cared for overnight. He was examined and found to be healthy.
After the check-up, he was transported to the Berkshires to be cared for by wildlife experts who will try to reintegrate him back into the wild.
The Massachusetts State Police issued a statement praising the pair for their assistance in saving the pup’s life:
“The Department offers sincere thanks to Trooper Mastromattei, his girlfriend, Ocean View Kennels, and Tufts for their compassionate care for this beautiful little creature.”