Andrea Athie was driving on a deserted road when she saw an injured homeless dog begging for help. She stopped and rescued the tiny puppy, but was devastated to see that the poor dog had a broken paw. Andrea realized that the dog might have been run over and immediately took him to the nearest animal clinic for help.
On the way to the vet, the grateful dog hugged his rescuer and showered her with kisses. But when Andrea arrived at the clinic, she realised with horror that the puppy wasn’t actually a dog! Andrea was told by the vet that the shy, sweet baby was actually a wild coyote! The coyote was not in good condition and was deteriorating due to multiple internal injuries. The veterinary clinic contacted a wildlife rehabilitation counsellor to provide the sick coyote with the necessary help. Despite their efforts, the jackal unfortunately succumbed to its injuries and died after five days in the veterinary clinic.
Andrea is haunted by the memory of a sweet car journey with her loving coyote. It breaks our hearts to know that our wild animals never receive timely medical help.