It is believed that Ghost was dumped in the desert as a puppy, and the coyotes took him in as one of their own.
(KVVU/Gray News) LAS VEGAS – A white dog was observed for months residing with coyotes in the open desert on the outskirts of Henderson. Occasionally, with its unusual buddies, it made its way to the Inspirada area.
The mysterious creature known as Ghost seems to have not only been accepted by the pack but also, according to some tales, to be in charge of it.
He is thought to have been abandoned in the desert as a puppy, where the coyotes adopted him as one of their own.
According to Susan McMullen of the Southern Nevada Trapping Team, “it seems like he may have been out there between seven and eight months, and one way or another, the coyotes simply accepted him.” The first Ghost social media report occurred in July.
Residents of Inspirada reported seeing Ghost throughout the previous seven months on community forums. True to his moniker, Ghost would vanish whenever someone came close to him. McMullen recently realized that Ghost might be hurt, and she and her companion Timi Zondiros got determined to save him and get him medical attention.
He was actually simply jogging and eating with them, but as he began to hobble, McMullen said, “we were scared the coyotes may turn on him.”
Maps of the routes Ghost would take were sent among neighbors. For days, McMullen and Zondiros combed the open desert and the areas close to houses.
According to Zondiros, “We were quite anxious about where he was and how he was.” The culmination of their efforts was on Saturday night. Ghost entered a crate that had been baited with food.
When he entered the container, he simply sat down. He may have also felt relieved, according to Zondiros. “Just some adrenaline, excitement, and relief, I guess. Getting him out of there was just a relief,” according to McMullen.
Despite spending months in the desert with a gang of coyotes, Ghost is as amiable as they come and makes friends with everyone he meets.
“He is the most caring and gentle dog. He approaches you. He requests pet attention. He ought to be held,” stated Zondiros.
Three days after his rescue, Ghost was walking alongside Zondiros through the aisles of At Your Service Pet Supply like any other dog.
But it wasn’t free to spend seven months in a coyote’s den. His face and torso have scars from fights. In addition, Ghost has skin problems, an infected scrotum that needs to be completely removed, and a damaged toe that needs to be amputated.
He presumably ate some rocks out of hunger, so McMullen remarked, “He’s got some rocks in his belly. We’re just going to watch those, and maybe those will pass so we don’t have to have yet another surgery.”
Given his youth and lack of hostility, Ghost will be put up for adoption after his medical treatment is finished. It will take time for the coyotes to adjust to life with people completely.
“He has not been crate-trained. He’s not used to being on a leash. At night, he doesn’t sleep. He paces and sags. He has a lot of difficulty at night,” according to McMullen.
“We want him to be adopted into a loving family with a bed, a couch, and somebody to cuddle with him. I think he’ll make the best dog because rescued animals are the ones who are most appreciative,” according to Zondiros.
Despite being abandoned in the desert and left for dead, Ghost doesn’t seem to have any animosity toward people. He is prepared to put an end to his wandering and find a loving family and a permanent home.
If you’d like to contribute to Ghost’s medical expenses, which total more than $4,000 right now, you can visit GoFundMe.