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Help prevent prosecution for helping sick foxes

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Hello, my name is Juliet and I urgently need to raise funds to build new enclosures for rescued injured foxes. The Local Authority are forcing me to remove all the animals in my care, none of whom would be able to survive in the wild. I have found a new location for the foxes to live out their lives and I am in the process of creating spacious, secure, tree-lined enclosures with tunnels, kennels, sleeping sheds and sunbathing platforms to make their new homes as comfortable and enriching as possible.  These are very expensive to build so I am asking for help to raise money towards the cost of them. 
 
For as long as I can remember I have been rescuing, rehabilitating or rehoming animals as a hobby of huge passion. With the help of one particular friend who shares my love of all wildlife, we have rescued orphaned, sick and injured foxes locally when we’ve heard about them and done our best to treat and rehabilitate them back into the wild where they came from, as well as rearing and eventually releasing the orphans Cubs, in carefully selected and very carefully protected woodland gardens of fox-loving homeowners. The Local Authority, who in 2017 were approving of my wildlife caring hobby, have served me with an Enforcement Notice telling me to remove all the animals, and their enclosures by mid-December, just a few weeks away. 
 
This hobby I love so much is to-date entirely and passionately self-funded. The money that I am hoping to raise is to pay for the enclosures.  The situation is URGENT and I reach out to all Fox lovers to please help me. 
 
As so many people do, I have a particular soft spot for the “under-dog” so in recent years I have become increasingly involved with foxes, which are both loved and hated by the British public despite being indigenous to our animal loving nation. As all animal lovers know, Foxes are beautiful creatures; they are sensitive, intelligent and all with hugely differing personalities as are their canine relatives and man’s best friend, our beloved domestic dogs. Sadly of course there are Foxes who wouldn’t survive being put back where they came from…..vixens with three legs, Foxes who are deaf or compromised in some way, and these I have historically moved to registered sanctuaries around the country. However, COVID dealt a blow to a number of such places and many had to close their doors due to staffing or funding difficulties. It goes without saying that sick animals didn’t stop getting sick because of COVID, they still got run over and they still needed help and deserved care so I ended up with more Foxes than I would usually have and after a long battle, the Council have insisted that I get rid of them. 
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I am hugely grateful if you are able to offer your support by a donation or equally grateful if you are simply able to share this post with your wildlife loving friends. Thank you.
 
I share a few favourite photos below and then (with a warning to sensitivity) a few “before and after” success stories to show that it is ALL worthwhile.
 
Peppa.
Jemima.
Tiny Tim.
Randolph.
Josie and Ru.
Bingo.
 
Pre-release Cubs.
 
Sandy.
 
Clarke.
 
Brenda and Lilli.
 
 
  • WARNING OF WOUND PICTURES NEXT…………….
 
 
AMY’S STORY:
Amy is a sweet cub who at 3 months old was caught in garden netting for 3 days with her poor Mother trying to pull her out. The severe wound to her front leg left her with no blood circulation so it had to be amputated. She healed well and is currently with me, sadly separated from her Mother and waiting to find a lifetime sanctuary to call home.
 
CLINT’S STORY:
This poor young fox was rescued with 7 gun pellets in his spine. They were successfully removed by the vet specialist and after antibiotics and indoor cage-rest to prevent fly strike, he had healed well enough to be released back to his territory and home.
 
 
MORRISON’S STORY:
A dog attack left this dog fox with deep wounds to his rump and hock and deep infection in leg bones. He was treated over a period of 6 weeks, healed remarkably quickly so was well enough to be released back to his territory and home on a quiet 3am Sunday morning.
 
 
WILMA’S STORY:
This poor lactating vixen was rescued having escaped an illegal snare. Her wounds were horrific and she was very close to death. She was given specialist laser treatment to heal her wounds and over a period of 6 weeks treatment and indoor rest to prevent fly-strike, she was finally let outdoors in my garden pens where she is still recovering. Tragically, despite intensive searching for them, her Cubs were never found.
 
 
 
MONTY’S STORY:
Another horrific shooting of a fox. The vet extracted 5 pellets from Monty’s back and after 3 weeks treatment including antibiotics and indoor rest to avoid fly-strike, he was released back to his territory and home.
 
 
JORDAN’S STORY:
Reports of a fox being attacked by a group of kids on a housing estate, throwing bottles and skateboards at a distressed vixen eventually brought this sweet young fox to my home. She had been badly wounded by dogs, was severely dehydrated and consequently confused and cornered and was covered in maggots from an earlier fly-strike to her open wounds. They were badly infected so she was kept for a week at the vet specialist undergoing a range of treatments including laser-work to her neck and back. She was then kept indoors for 2 weeks while her wounds healed and then once clean and sealed, she came to me for outdoor respite until her fur has grown back when she can be released back into the wild.
 
 
 
GEORGE’S STORY:
 
Poor little George was caught up in wire in a garden which had sliced through his leg and neck. He was given intensive laser treatment and as a young and otherwise healthy fox and with a huge amount of care and attention from those treating him, healed quickly over a period of 4 weeks and was released back into the wild. To illustrate how successful the laser treatment for wounds such as George’s can be, the following photos are taken at time of rescue and the wire that was cut off him, then following treatment at 2, 6, 11 and 18 days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miss Elliott the day she was rescued at the end of June   

Resting and healing after treatment through July

Nearly ready to go back to her home after her Vet check

                     THANK YOU FOR YOUR CARING AND YOUR SHARING
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