Indiana Coyote [Puppy] Rescue
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Video #1. Neegan, the coyote, playing with domestic dog. This type of keeping of a wild animal is against Indiana Conversation Law. After confronting Hammer, this, among other media were abruptly erased from the ICRC website.
This video was taken in fall/autumn of 2017. Neegan was kept as a small puppy by Jami inside her house and as a pet.
She took in Neegan not long after she had an opportunity to rescue at least one adult coyote from a pack of six. In fact, they were slated for euthanasia. However, that made no difference to Ms. Hammer as she excused herself from a legitimate rescue opportunity stating it being too much work and her not having an empty enclosure in which to put them.
Those problems were easily solved shortly after a puppy showed up at her door not long after her refusal to rescue adult coyote(s). The animal lived inside the house for months while his kennel was being built outside - of course, by other people.
It still isn't clear why Jami couldn't do this for at least one of the adults. It appears she only "rescues" puppies from the evils of rehabilitation which would prepare the pups for a life back in the wild.
Adult coyotes are at a disadvantage throughout the wild and exotic canine rescue community as a whole as many of the facilitites prefer very young animals often passing over the adult, senior and geriatric animals which desperately need the help.
Photograph #1. Neegan, as a pup and inside the house of Jami Hammer - Director of Jami's house. At this time, Indiana Coyote Rescue Center. The house was allegedly taken over by Hammer several years prior when she forced another person out of it and out of the ICRC. Hammer has stated that she performed a "hostile takeover" (a strictly business legal term) in which her story places her as ousting a person who didn't deserve the house and a managing part in the rescue. It's likely
she moved in then ousted the person in order to get complete title of the house, land and rescue.
Photograph #2. The picture below is the puppy pictured in the image above as an adult. The animal was moved outside eventually. However, as you can see, it wasn't soon enough. Hammer texted via cell phone the image thinking it was funny that a coyote was defecating all over the house. Hopefully the dog and coyote were being dewormed routinely.
Video #2. Video taken inside the home of Ms. Hammer where a visitor handles the coyote pup, also living inside the personal quarters. There is no enclosure outside for him at this time. He has been, and probably still is, treated as a pet. Furthermore, this coyote was very young in the picture and there has been success in the rewilding of very young coyotes, even when they are in rehab alone. Instead of helping them find their way back home in the wild, Ms. Hammer selfishly keeps them in captivity using erroneous theories and passing herself off as "an expert".
Video #3: Wild Coyote or one that got away? It appears it has a collar around its neck in addition to being so close to humans videotaping him. Ms. Hammer confided in me that while she was in Florida in 2017, one of the captive coyotes escaped from its enclosure.