Galileo is an arctic marble fox who was rescued by CLAWS in North Carolina. He arrived at the rescue in horrible condition - starving, dirty and scared. They took him in and began to nurse him back to health. While he was recovering, he befriended a Pomeranian named Mushu, who helped him overcome his fears.

Arctic marble foxes are not found in the wild. They were genetically bred by people and are sold for profit (fur and exotic pets). As beautiful as they are, foxes do not make good house pets!

Galileo has since recovered from his ordeal and has made other dog friends at the rescue. He is now an ambassador/educator with CLAWS*.

*Claws is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping wild and exotic animals, through educating the public as well as rescuing and rehabilitating those animals in need. Our educational programs and wildlife rehabilitation are done on a local basis: however, our exotic animal rescue has spanned the entire country.

Mission*Teaching people to safely live in harmony with native wildlife
*Rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned native wildlife for release back into their native habitat
*Discouraging people from obtaining exotic animals which are interesting but often difficult or dangerous to live with
*Providing information and resources on proper care of exotic pets
*Working and collaborating on both a local and national level to rescue and locate safe and permanent homes for displaced, neglected, abused and unwanted exotic animals


Responses to "Rescued arctic marble fox restored back to health with help from dog (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome story!Thank you for sharing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What is the Artic Fox doing now, was he set free? Cos this video is 2009. Would love to know.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I saw a program where they bred silver foxes in cages for fur. When left to breed on their own, they turned black and white. They had to keep outbreeding them. This fox would never make it in the wild. Thank you for not letting him be adopted out but instead use for education purposes.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Such a precious, beautiful little face <3

  5. Anonymous says:

    Merci pour le sauvetage de ce magnifique animal.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The fox in the story is actually a color variation of the red fox, hence the large ears and less dense fur.
    It's a wonderful story none the less.

  7. cowpatti says:

    blesws you for saving such a beautful spirt he is just awsome

  8. Anonymous says:

    Love This!!!

  9. dynah says:

    Sad he never got to live his natural life. Glad the rescue is successful. Don't think he will much like being pen'ed up for transport for educational purposes. It will confuse him.

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