FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman rescued an animal in need, but now experts say they’re not sure what it is.
The animal was found in Fairfield Township, when Christina Eyth saw paw prints outside her door, WPXI reported. “I wasn’t quite sure, but … it was scared and it was cold and all I could think about was this animal needed help,” Eyth told WPXI.
Initially, Eyth said she thought the animal could be her neighbor’s loose dog, but what she found wasn’t easily classified as dog or coyote.
Eyth told WPXI she called for help because she was unsure of what kind of animal she was dealing with. A wildlife expert from Wildlife Works told WPXI, “I honestly can’t say what it is, but to err on the side of caution since they can carry rabies and since it might be a coyote … (we will) get genetic testing done and go from there.”
The animal is currently being treated for mange and is being kept in isolation, WPXI reported. Despite the fact that the animal may not be a dog, Eyth told WPXI she believes she did the right thing. “There was an animal in need, and I feel like I did the right thing either way.”
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