A woman picked up a dirty animal in the street without suspecting that it could be a wild animal.
Shortly before New Year’s Eve, a strange, trembling animal appeared in the yard of a Pennsylvania resident – Christina Eight. At first glance, it was impossible to tell who was standing in front of her.
The unexpected guest, according to Christina, looked like a dog, a coyote, and even a young wolf. It was dangerous to make contact with a wild animal, but Christina understood: he was asking for help!
The foundling was obviously afraid of humans. The animal was shaking like an aspen leaf and surreptitiously looked him in the eye. “I didn’t know what to do. But from his behavior, I understood that he was scared and cold.
All I could think of then was, ‘I have to help him,'” she said in an interview with Philly Voice.
Christina somehow lured the animal into the basement and then called TJ’d Rescue Hideaway.
This non-profit volunteer organization provides temporary shelter for rescued and abandoned dogs and cats, and rehabilitates animals that have lived on the streets for a long time.
The service’s employees, having examined Christina’s ward, were also unable to determine to which species it belongs. The animal’s coat and skin were badly damaged by advanced demodicosis.
Inspectors concluded that they were the product of a connection between a wolf and a coyote (coywolf) or a coyote with a dog (coydog).
As for Christina and her family, they have long since made an important decision for themselves: if their ward turns out to be a dog, the family is willing to open the doors of their home to him.
If it is confirmed to be a coyote, the woman will be happy to see how it is released back into the wild. “I’m glad I noticed the tracks in time and found him. Now they can help him,” she said.