Carlo Mastromattei, a Massachusetts State Police Trooper, was dispatched to the scene of an injured dog one day.
It wasn’t what he expected when he arrived at the scene. A newborn coyote was in fact the culprit.
It was found alone on the side of the road near the Suffolk Downs, afraid of all that was going on around it.
Mastromattei understood the dangers of leaving the puppy alone on the side of the highway after a failed search for the youngster’s mother, and sought help from animal control officers.
He couldn’t find anyone who could assist him, so he dialled the number for the Ocean View Kennels and successfully obtained a crate for the pup from owner Lisa Cutting.
Nevertheless, this wasn’t the end of his trip for the pup. As it turns out, Mastromattei and his girlfriend AnnBeth are both animal lovers. The couple decided to take the dog in for the night while away.
The baby coyote was transferred to Tufts Wildlife after spending the night there and confirmed to be in good health the following morning.
Following the examination, he was transported to the Berkshires, where he would be cared for by wildlife specialists who would seek to rehabilitate him and eventually release him back into the wild.
Trooper Mastromattei and his girlfriend, Ocean View Kennels, and Tufts University were all thanked in a post by the Massachusetts State Police for saving the pup: “The Department expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Trooper Mastromattei, his girlfriend, Ocean View Kennels, and Tufts University for their compassionate care for this beautiful little creature.”