BARRINGTON HILLS – An injured coyote pup found in a container in Barrington Hills earlier this month underwent surgery Thursday to repair the coyote’s right rear leg.
According to Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation’s Facebook post, the injured coyote was discovered May 11 with six dead coyote pups near Penny Road Pond.
The pup has been in the care of the Barrington nonprofit since the day of its discovery, and the operation was performed Thursday by veterinarians. Doctors from Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center took X-rays and inserted small pins to straighten the coyote’s tibia.
“When we first picked him up, the prognosis was not good, but at this point, given the success of the surgery on Thursday, there’s a possibility he could be releasable,” said Dawn Keller, founder and director of Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation.
“At this point, he’s eating normally and looks really good, so we’re just waiting to see how the leg heals,” Keller said.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and there are no new details at this time, an official with the Forest Preserves of Cook County said.
Anyone with tips regarding the incident can call the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Tip Line at 1-877-236-7529.