Roxy is a red fox that survived a close brush with a terrible death. She was rescued by the staff at Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in the UK, after being found almost strangled hanging off a bridge with a rope around her neck.

While she was being nursed back to health, the staff noticed that Roxy had some canine tendencies and seemed to be used to human interaction. So when Roxy was ready to be released back into the wild, they were worried that she might be too domesticated to survive in the wild.

According to Geoff Grewcock, who runs the sanctuary: "We found Roxy dangling from a bridge, caught in a rope. She was very lethargic, and obviously very ill. She seemed to be used to human interaction, so we believe someone had tried to hand rear her for a time. As we nursed her back to health, we realized she was far too tame to ever survive in the wild, so she made her home here."

Because of this the staff felt it necessary to keep her at the sanctuary permanently. Note: The RSPCA advises against hand rearing foxes unless absolutely necessary, because they become 'imprinted' and lose the ability to fend for themselves.

Luckily for Roxy, she now enjoys a dog's life there. She loves playing with squeaky dog toys, chasing balls, and chewing on bones in the sanctuary's gardens. She also goes on a daily walk with the center's dogs, and has learned to heel on leash. Roxy has been living there for 13 years now.

Rosie Clinton,the assistant manager at the sanctuary says, "She's ever so friendly, and loves playing with all the dogs we have here. We have six foxes at the sanctuary, and although Roxy will occasionally have a sniff as she walks past them, she much prefers playing with the other dogs."

"But she seems to love human interaction most of all. She's very spoiled but she's such a lovely girl she deserves it. She's a bit of a diva - she turns her nose up at raw meat, and will only eat cooked chicken."

"We do get a lot of funny looks walking her around Nuneaton town centre on a lead with the other dogs - people tend to do a double take. She might not be your average fox, but she'll have a home for life here, and she's a delight to be around."


Responses to "Rescued Red Fox lives the life of a dog at a Wildlife Sanctuary (Video)"

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  2. Unknown says:

    You gotta love foxes

  3. Unknown says:

    awww best of luck to all who care for her =)

  4. DeBord-Raynor says:

    <3 God Bless all of these precious babies and keep them safe and free from harm and the ignorance of man <3 shared with love, faith and prayers for all of them and for you who take care of these gorgeous babies <3

  5. Anonymous says:

    the fox is badly to fat :D

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