RANCHO BERNARDO (NEWS 8) - Remember the coyote in distress after home video captured the animal with thick plastic around its neck in Rancho Bernardo?
Good news! She was captured Tuesday night in a cage left in the backyard of Katie Ryan, the woman who initially took the video from the living room of her Rancho Bernardo home.
Katie told News 8 that she is thankful for the assistance that Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States, provided in capturing the animal.
The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center sent staff members to Katie's home last week, equipped with nets to set up around the area of her home.
On Thursday, Dr. Jane Meier, a veterinarian for The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, did a complete exam on the coyote.
“In my opinion, this coyote will make a full recovery. However, given her current condition and the amount of stress associated with her injury, the rehabilitation period will be extensive. She is certainly very lucky to be alive and there is no doubt that without this intervention and level of care she is receiving at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, she would have endured a slow and painful death,” Dr. Meier said.
“This patient is remarkable but she is also still in shock and remains asleep most of the day. Her eating and drinking, her urinating and eye blinking are all great signs that give us tremendous hope. Each day, little by little, she is becoming a bit more responsive as we help her along her road to recovery. Unfortunately we cannot allow media to see her at the center yet. We will revisit that possibility next week. Her welfare and healing are our top priority,” said Dr. Matthew Anderson, director of The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the coyote.
Any unused funds will be divided between the nonprofit charities who have been helping with the rescue: The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, Krista Brown Rescue, and Emergency Animal Rescue.
If you're interested in supporting The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, visit their website.
This is that horrible piece of tubing that was stuck around a coyote's neck in Rancho Bernardo. We're told the animal is now sleeping after her wounds were treated. We are working on the full story for @CBS8 at 6:30. pic.twitter.com/PHHTniZz15— Barbara Richards (@sdbrichards) May 23, 2018
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