Thursday, March 9, 2017 | NHS Staff
Early Wednesday morning March 8, 2017, a La Vista family awoke to find a coyote stuck in their back yard fence. NHS Animal Control arrived at the scene and found the exhausted animal hanging by his front legs. The poor guy was likely going after prey when his legs slipped through the slats of the privacy fence, trapping him.
NHS ACO Stary and LaVista police extricated the coyote who was transported to NHS and immediately picked up by volunteers from Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Inc. They rushed the animal in for veterinary care and then moved him to their facility for monitored recuperation. The coyote’s leg wounds were deep, with some tendon damage, indicating he was stuck in the fence for a while.
As of Thursday, his condition is still guarded. He’s lethargic and in pain, so he’s not too interested in moving or eating. Wildlife rehab is offering pain management, IV fluids and rest. Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Inc’s mission is to rehabilitate wildlife for release back into native habitat.