Michigan agency removes foxes, coyotes from unlicensed rehab
MICHIGAN – Officials removed a half-dozen red foxes, three coyotes and other animals from an unlicensed rehabilitation center in western Michigan where the owner’s 2-year-old granddaughter lost an arm after reaching into a pen that housed two wolf-dog hybrids. The agency said it learned in August that a girl had been bitten in July after putting her arm into a cage. Pearson, 59, said Saturday that Cullen told her in July that she could start taking in wildlife at Howling Timbers and that she was licensed. Pearson said the animals are not bred at Howling Timbers and that her organization collects them from inside and outside Michigan. The girl was rushed to a hospital where she underwent surgery on her right arm, Pearson added.