A coyote was found roaming around Bronte Provincial Park in Canada with a plastic jug stuck on her head. In the bitter cold, the animal was unable to eat or drink. Thankfully, volunteers braved the stormy weather to help capture the scared wild dog and take her to the Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge that was more than 50 miles away.
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Great work last night by our amazing Animal Protective Services team who braved darkness and a fierce winter storm to successfully rescue a coyote with a plastic container stuck completely over its head. The container was safely removed and the coyote is now recovering at Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge.
When she arrived at the rehab center she was very malnourished and it is taking a great deal of care to bring her back to health. Chantal Theijn, a worker at the rehabilitation center, says they plan to peacefully release the coyote back into nature when she is ready.
The plastic jug is said to be left behind by campers at the park. This case is yet another microcosm of the state of our global environment thanks to our carelessness. While the bulk of plastic pollution comes from major companies, we as consumers and citizens must be careful how we contribute to it. Plenty of companies are making efforts to reduce single use plastic, but we should also make grassroots efforts to keep plastic pollution out of from nature. While people are starting to realize how badly plastic affects marine life, we can’t forget about the consequences for land animals.
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