The ICRC is currently home to 21 coyotes (Canis
All the animals were rescued from a humane shelter or from private
rehabilitators when the animals could no longer be released because
they had become too tame to humans. CeAnn Lambert has a license from
the state of Indiana, which allows her to give a home to these animals
who would otherwise not have survived. CeAnn also counsels people who
have somehow obtained young coyotes who, contrary to expectations, did
not turn out to be good "pets".
CeAnn started her work with coyotes and wolves at
WOLF PARK in 1986, and helped to hand raise a litter of wolf pups in
1987. She attended behavior seminars at WOLF PARK and read the
literature on coyotes and foxes. She is now well-known in Indiana and
is often interviewed in the media and gives lectures on coyotes and
their place in nature to interested groups. In short she speaks for
coyotes and against the mindless persecution of these animals.
CeAnn supports her facility from her own funds and
The coyotes are fed road kill deer and donated freezer meat.
CeAnn has volunteers who help her with the care of her animals. She
has worked for Behavioral Health care of Lebanon, IN, for five years
caring for abused or mentally ill children.