Photo is not of the actual coyote
A great story from the Rio Rancho Observer “Officers rescue entangled coyote for resident“.
The coyote was thrashing against the fence, and the wire was cutting into its leg. Marshall said officers are authorized to shoot animals if they need to, but she didn’t want to do the paperwork for discharging a firearm or decide whether the coyote lived or died.
“I just figured I had to try something,” she said.
Valdez found a metal pole; he and Marshall climbed over a low cinderblock fence and up an icy stone retaining wall to the coyote.
“They didn’t even bat an eyelash,” LoGuercio said.
Valdez used the pole to keep the coyote’s head down so it couldn’t bite as Marshall worked the wire free from its leg.
“I was surprised,” Marshall said. “It didn’t growl at us, nothing.”
Before long, the coyote was free and ran onto the mesa like it wasn’t injured, she said.
Didn’t want to do the paperwork? Right.
From the NYTimes article “Horses Fall Victim to Hard Times and Dry Times on the Range“
AZTEC, N.M. — The land is parched, the fields are withering and thousands of the nation’s horses are being left to fend for themselves on the dried range, abandoned by people who can no longer afford to feed them.
They have been dropping dead in the Navajo reservation in the Southwest, where neighbors are battling neighbors and livestock for water, an inherently scant resource on tribal land. They have been found stumbling through state parks in Missouri, in backyards and along country roads in Illinois, and among ranch herds in Texas where they do not belong.
Some are taken to rescue farms or foster homes — lifelines that are also buckling under the pressure of the nation’s worst drought in half a century, which has pushed the price of grain and hay needed to feed the animals beyond the reach of many families already struggling in the tight economy
Every city has people who are not very intelligent. Rio Rancho, New Mexico has the appropriately named James Dickie.
Dickie allegedly burnt the dog, burnt his scrotum, burnt his testicles, in order to save himself the expense of possibly having the dog neutered by a licensed veterinarian,” said John Francis of the Rio Rancho police. Police said two days before the incident, Dickie was seen violently beating Charlie in the yard. According to the police report, Dickie drop-kicked his dog several times and threw the animal into a yucca plant.
Mr. Dick-ie was arrested and faces a 4th degree felony. The dog had $700 in hospital bills payed by a neighbor. A follow up indicates that Mr. Dick-ie has more dogs and the Rio Rancho Police can’t do anything about it. He will probably have them taken away when he is hopefully sentenced.
At least one neighbor is clueless.
One neighbor told Action 7 News that the accusations against Dickie do not paint a fair picture of him, and that he takes good care of his animals.
Rio Rancho man accused of illegally dumping coyote carcasses (Via Free New Mexican).
A Rio Rancho man faces charges of illegally dumping about 20 skinned coyote carcasses in an arroyo west of the city.Coyotes are not a protected species in New Mexico, and it is legal to hunt the animals. However, Undersheriff Tim Lucero said it is illegal to dump carcasses in that part of Sandoval County. County ordinance makes violators liable to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 for dumping.
It’s a sad, sad situation when you have animals and don’t think of them after your death. It even worse when you died in your home with those animals and no one knows it. If your dead for a while and your animals have to eat, well I guess you can still provide for them.
Apparently that’s what happened to a lady in Albuquerque with her 33 cats and 4 dogs. It’s pretty likely that the animals were eating her after she died. Of course eating a decomposing body is probably not such a good thing for ones health.