The “awwwwww” factor is strong with this one.

Massachusetts State Police Officer, Carlo Mastromattei was called to Revere Beach Parkway Sunday night for what a bystander said they believed was a “wounded dog.” When he arrived on scene he realized it wasn’t in fact a dog, but a tiny, scared coyote pup.

A ROOM FOR THE NIGHT... When Massachusetts State Police Trooper Carlo Mastromattei responded to a call for a wounded dog in the road on Revere Beach Parkway in Revere on the night of Sunday, May 5, the type of dog he found was not exactly what he'd expected. Trooper Mastromattei, who was on patrol out of State Police-Revere, pulled up to the animal's location, on the edge of the busy roadway near Suffolk Downs, and saw a small frightened, solitary coyote pup. The pup's mother was nowhere in sight. Realizing the danger the pup was in on the busy parkway, Trooper Mastromattei contacted environmental, wildlife, and local animal control officials, but no one was available to assist. So he then called Ocean View Kennels in Revere, and the kennel's owner, Lisa Cutting, responded and helped Trooper Mastromattei secure the pup in a crate. But the baby coyote's adventure was far from over. Trooper Mastromattei took the pup to his girlfriend AnnBeth (the couple are devoted animal lovers), and the pup stayed in the crate in her house overnight. As you can see in the photos, he received great care. The next day, Ocean View Kennel transported the pup to Tufts Wildlife in North Grafton, where he was examined and determined to be healthy. The little guy is going to be transferred to the care of a wildlife specialist in the Berkshires, who will rehabilitate him and acclimate him to life in the wild, where he will eventually be released to live out his life. The Department offers its sincere thanks to Trooper Mastromattei, his girlfriend, Ocean View Kennels, and Tufts for their compassionate care for this beautiful little creature.

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The Mama coyote was nowhere to be found, so what did the Officer do? According to WWLP: “…he contacted environmental, wildlife and local animal control officials, but no one was able to help. Lisa Cutting the owner of Ocean View Kennels in Revere decided to help Mastromattei secure the pup in a crate when he called.”

Officer Mastromattei took the little guy to care for him overnight at his girlfriends.

The news channel reports:”The next day Ocean View Kennel brought the pup to Tufts Wildlife in North Grafton where it was examined and determined to be healthy. The pup is going to be transferred to a wildlife specialist in the Berkshires where he will be rehabilitated and acclimated to life in the wild.”