UPDATE: Animal services returned this dog to the family who reported him lost months ago. Here is the reunion (see video below)
A dog rescued in Nevada has been living a wild life for the past 7 months...with a pack of coyotes.
Several neighbors in Inspirada caught sightings of a white dog traveling with the pack as early as July 2022. No one knows quite how the dog, named Ghost, came to integrate into the pack.
"It seems like he may have been put out there between seven and eight months and somehow or another, the coyotes just accepted him," Susan McMullen of the Southern Nevada Trapping Team said. When Ghost started to limp, the team became concerned for his health.
Ghost was successfully captured last week, when he walked into a crate baited with food and is very friendly to humans. A GoFundMe has been set up for the dog's medical bills, as he was found with rocks in his belly and various infections. The goal is to find a loving home for Ghost once he's healthy.
He is dealing with numerous health issues including an ear infection, eye infection, skin issues, a broken toe that needs to be amputated and scarring from old fights. She said Ghost also needs to be neutered.