Mastromattei contacted environmental, wildlife and local animal control officials, but no one was available to help.
Local kennel owner Lisa Cutting did respond and was able to help the trooper secure the pup in a crate but Cutting couldn’t take the animal home.
Mastromattei’s girlfriend was, luckily, a big animal lover and she agreed to keep the little coyote overnight.
By Monday, Tufts Wildlife in North Grafton examined the baby and determined he was quite healthy. Wildlife specialists in the Berkshires agreed to take him and raise him so he can eventually be released back into the wild.
As for Mastromattei, he was just glad to be able to help, and officials with the Massachusetts State Patrol said they were thankful to both Mastromattei, his girlfriend and Ocean View Kennels for their assistance in the rescue.