A wolf-like animal caught by Moorhead Police is a hybrid and will eventually be placed with a sanctuary or other suitable home.

Police Captain Deric Swenson says veterinarians, the DNR and other experts have determined that the animal is a wolf-dog cross, about a year old. Police had received sporadic sightings of the animal for about a month. The animal was caught after he was lured into a trap set by police and animal control.