Kind Cop Goes Above And Beyond For A Lonely Little Coyote Pup

This week, a Massachusetts State Police trooper did just that — coming to the aid of a helpless young coyote pup who’d been found stranded all alone along a busy roadway.

When trooper Carlo Mastromattei saw the puppy’s mother was unable to be found, he called Lisa Cutting, owner of Ocean View Kennels, for assistance in securely removing the animal from the dangerous situation.

The puppy was no longer in danger, but Mastromattei’s good deeds didn’t stop there.

At that late hour, all nearby wildlife rehab facilities were apparently closed. So, the trooper then decided to go above and beyond his call of duty in order to keep the little coyote safe until morning.

Mastromattei brought the pup home, where he and his girlfriend kept him cozy and fed through the night.


Mastromattei took the coyote to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic the next day for a checkup. He was fortunately determined to be in good health, due in large part to the trooper’s timely rescue.


According to the Massachusetts State Police, the young coyote has since been placed under the care of a wildlife rehabilitator. With any luck, he’ll continue gaining his strength until he’s old enough to be released back into the wild to live life as nature intended.


For their efforts, those involved in the pup’s rescue are getting some much-deserved praise from police officials, who wrote in a post:

“The Department offers its sincere thanks to Trooper Mastromattei, his girlfriend, Ocean View Kennels, and Tufts for their compassionate care for this beautiful little creature.”