After months living in the Nevada wilderness with a pack of coyotes, a dog named Ghost will soon be up for adoption.
Residents in Southeast Las Vegas had been spotting the dog almost every night. "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.
The neighbors began observing that the canine developed a limp and was fearing for his safety within the pack. When they tried to capture him, he eluded capture and developed his name 'Ghost'.
The Southern Nevada Trapping Team joined the effort and began a search for information about the injured dog. They were able to capture Ghost in a crate with food. Upon the rescue, the team discovered that the dog was so hungry he had eaten rocks to fight off starvation.
Authorities believe that Ghost was dumped in the desert as a puppy and taken in by the coyotes. Despite the connection, the dog is in good spirits after his rescue. The goal now is to rehabilitate Ghost who suffers from an eye infection, an ear infection, and a broken toe, which will unfortunately need to be amputated.
A GoFundMe has been established to cover his medical expenses. His current caregivers say he will be up for adoption following his treatment.
"He is the sweetest, most loving dog," McMullen's partner, Timi Zondiros, said. "He comes up to you; he wants to be petted; he wants to be held."
Timi adds, "We would like for him to be adopted in a loving home where he is going to have a bed, a couch, and people to hold him."
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