It’s impossible not to smile while watching this sweet rescued fox named Dawn. Dawn was rescued by someone who thought she was a dog, but by the time her rescuers and the sanctuary managers realized she was a fox, she was too tame to be returned to the wild.

Now, she is one of six resident foxes of Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. Dawn looks to be happy, healthy, and in good hands while bonding with sanctuary manager Geoff.

Here are some myths that needed to be brought into the light. People have a lot of ideas about red foxes and its a good thing to set some things straight.

*. A red fox can breed with a dog or cat.
False. Although foxes and dogs are in the same family (canis) they cannot breed. Foxes and dogs have a different number of chromozones in their body. People come to me talking about the fox/ cat hybrid which is apparently a deadly animal. Foxes aren't even in the same family as cats. Its like telling a dog and a horse to mate.

*. Fully grown red foxes can't be tamed if found wild.
False. Half grown red foxes have been cared for by Fox Rescue and became extremely tame in the time before her rehabilitation. She would bark and wag her tail for attention and jump into your lap and crawl over your back. She was fully wild when she came but with some patience and gentleness, she became tame in a matter of weeks. (Source)


Responses to "This Sweet Rescued Fox Will Make Your Day (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love, kindness and patience are all that's needed ♥

  2. Someone mistook her for a dog? Are you kidding? With that coat and that tail?

  3. Anonymous says:

    So much love

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  5. Unknown says:

    I can't help but wonder though, once they're tamed, would they lose all desire to be rehabilitated back out into the wild?

  6. Unknown says:

    The problem with this no matter the good intentions the animal will lose its fear from man thus some idiot will think it's getting to close to them and kill it. Domesticating wild animals can become a bad thing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    She's in a sanctuary, so she won't be put back into the wild.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So sweet. This little guy just wasn't meant to be in the wild. Obviously a people person who found the perfect people to live out a long, happy, loving life.

  9. Cheryl says:

    She's a pretty girl, and you can tell, she's very happy with the lovin' she gets. Thank you for the kind heart!

  10. Jack says:

    I see a heart, a brain, emotions, warmth & comfort, and a soul, at the very least. All wrapped up in a fox. Like humans, she can feel pain & joy.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Do not know how you could mistake her for a dog!!! She is a sweetie and beautiful. so glad she is being well cared for :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    So nice to see!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Love to see people demonstrating compassion for others, including wildlife. Good to see there still are some people with a great capacity to love. I believe that is God Given.

  14. Anonymous says:

    odd, i can't post as myself... again. yet i'm signed into google.

    that was a fun video! when's dawn going to get new sheets? something with flowers? :)

  15. Unknown says:

    This is so Precious..Luv this :D

  16. Anonymous says:

    i think that video was very sweet and very precious she is an beautiful fox and im glad someone is taking care of her and showing her love i would nt mind holding and beautiful red fox as long as its tamed and lovable i also agree that it is god's given to love other animals and show them love and that you care for them i also liked the video myself

  17. Pamela Jack says:

    It does my heart good to see that love expressed by human and animal

  18. Anonymous says:

    love this!! sooo precious!! <3

  19. Anonymous says:

    I love how much love foxes give to their caretakers when they've been rescued.

  20. Unknown says:

    All you need is LOVE LOVE,its all you really need! very sweet and inspirerational.

  21. Unknown says:

    All you need is LOVE LOVE,its all you really need! very sweet and inspirerational.

  22. Anonymous says:

    So cute and lovely...<3 We should be thankful to those kind of good and warm hearted people.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Crazy for foxes, and this vid just made me smile so wide!! Sweetest thing ever.

  24. Anonymous says:

    it shows how mutch love there is , wish there where more human like him

  25. Anonymous says:

    how beautiful to see and glad it has been rescued thank you for sharing this lovley film Val Bounds Australia

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