We”ve all been there — we hear a faint noise coming from somewhere in our house or apartment. No matter how hard we search, we have no idea where it”s originating, let alone what it might be.
But when an Illinois couple heard some faint noises, they discovered it was coming from underneath their porch. And they weren”t about to ignore it. It was no small project, as they tore up the floorboards entirely, but it was so worth it, because what Tom and Melissa found tucked away under there really needed their help.
They discovered five hypothermic coyote pups covered in mud.
No one is sure what happened to their mother, but she was nowhere in sight.
Unfortunately, one of the pups had already succumbed to the cold, and lay stiff among its wiggly siblings.
The couple got in touch with Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, and the four remaining pups have been bottle-fed every few hours since they arrived.
Dawn Keller, director of the rescue organization, believes that these pups were only born the day before the rescue took place.
The little ones will stay at the rescue center until they”re strong enough to get ready for rehabilitation.
They”ll be introduced to a surrogate coyote momma, who will teach them their coyote ways before they are released back into the wild.
(source The Dodo)
If you”d like to make a donation to the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation center, you”d be helping more babies like these little pups. Just last year they had a similar coyote pup situation, and all the members of that litter were successfully released back into the wild. We wish all the best to these four cubs, too!
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