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Update on coyote taken from Dat Dog in New Orleans

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There has been some confusion over the fate of a coyote which was removed by a trapper from the Dat Dog restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, last week. Though multiple news outlets reported that the coyote was humanely euthanized shortly after being captured, some people are under the mistaken impression that the animal was later spared.

In order to eliminate any confusion, the Pet Rescue Report reached out directly to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Thursday morning. The official response from Melissa Collins, the agency’s permits coordinator, which confirms that the trapper euthanized the coyote, follows:

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is tasked with the management and regulation of all wildlife species in Louisiana and promulgates rules and regulations that allow for the take of wildlife species. It is my understanding an LDWF permitted Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (NWCO) retrieved the coyote found at Dat Dog restaurant.  NWCOs are required to abide by the NWCO program rules and regulations.  According to §127.F.p. of the NWCO regulations:
 
                Raccoons, skunks, feral hogs, coyotes and nutria shall not be relocated and shall be euthanized, within 12 hours of capture, in accordance with the current American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines on euthanasia.
 
If an NWCO were to transfer a live coyote to a wildlife rehabilitator, an NWCO would be in violation of the NWCO rules and regulations, which could result in a possible citation and loss of license. However in this case, the trapper removed the coyote and humanely euthanized the animal according to AVMA guidelines as required by NWCO rules and regulations.
 
Coyotes are rabies-vectors species and potentially carry other wildlife diseases/parasites (e.g., distemper, parvo virus, echinococcus) that can impact both human health and the health of domestic animals and wildlife populations. Compliance with laws, as well as knowledge on the proper handling and disposal of wildlife species is important in preventing disease outbreaks among the public, domestic animals, and wildlife populations.

Prior article about this situation here.


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12 replies
  1. rieann says:

    human scum again why was the animal where he didnt belong says humans……. that take wild lifes habitats and then MURDER them when they come back

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      • Dee pruitt says:

        STOP THE KILLING !!! WE ARE SICK OF IT !!! LAW OR NO LAW ! THAT POOR ANIMAL SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED TO THE WILD ! YOU MURDER HOMELESS, BABY DEER THAT HUMANS HAD TO RAISE BECAUSE THEY LOST THEIR MOTHER . BECAUSE THAT IS THE LAW ! YOUR LAWS SUCK ! WHEN WILL THE MURDER AND INDIFFERENCE STOP !!! WHEN WE THE PEOPLE CAN RE- WRITE THE LOUSY LAWS !!!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Thank you for the clarification, now I can go back to disliking the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, (my original feelings)! I do wish they would find another way to handle these situations. I hate seeing wildlife destroyed because they “might” have rabies, disease or any number of other reasons!.

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  3. Tammie says:

    I’d love to hear exactly how many animals they euthanized that have reported rabies. Uhmm NONE. NONE IS THE ANSWER.
    I’d also like to hear how relocating the animal could possibly have posed a threat to any qild life or domestic animal. It obviously came from the woods. How hard is to just drop it back off there.
    The so called laws in place are there to shut up the public from being mad.
    I still think the wild life department should be there to protect the wild life. Not kill it.
    The killing they did was not humane.

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  4. linda says:

    Thank you Penny Eims. Sorry for my previous comments. But after reading that someone called and the coyote was saved was caused for concern whom to believe.

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  5. Cathy Rolley says:

    There are some stupid ass rules and stupid ass people out there who are so fucking stupid that all they can come up with is to kill kill what the hell is wrong with you idiots? In walnut creek California they have the Lindsay museum where they have all kinds of wildlife that can’t be released back into the wild or need to be nurserd back to health before going back to the wild.They also have other ones but I don’t know the name of them.Stupid people just don’t want to take the time or money to do what is right.They could be put in a special area and see if they have rabies before deciding whether to put them down.I would rather see tax dollars going to help animals rather than to have it spent on idiots that do horrible things to animals.Like all these cowards who hurt animals and they get to watch t.v.in prison .Fuck them I would rather my money go to help animals and not all these worthless stupid people.Poor animals.Thank you to the people who tried to save the coyote.

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  6. ellen cottone says:

    yea, but this animal doesnt have rabies. Why do you feel that all coyotees should be killed apon capture? I bet you havent had a documented case of coyote with rabies in 50 yrs if ever.

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