21 Jun Coatis published in People Magazine After Being Left Inside a U-Haul in Cambridge
The Exotic Pet Trade has a devastating impact on the population numbers of many species; including our Coatis.
Although we can’t even imagine what these Coatis have been through, having an issue this large being published in People Magazine is huge step forward in recognizing species like the Coatis, showing them in their unfairly treated light. This publicity now will only aid in the future of Coatis and their species protection.
JUNE 2022- Multiple law enforcement agencies helped rescue a “menagerie of animals” discovered inside a U-Haul parked in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the back of the container, authorities found two chinchillas, a rabbit, two rats, three Quaker parrots, three love birds, and four Coatis — wild animals native to South America that are illegal to own as pets in Massachusetts.
The MSPCA, Cambridge Police, environmental police, and the Cambridge Animal Commission found the animals inside the U-Haul in dirty cages.
Continue reading their story here.
IMAGE CREDIT: MSPCA-ANGELL