Faces of Fox Tale...

This kit season, Fox Tale Sanctuary became the home to 7 babies in need. Each fox that comes into the sanctuary immediately sees the exotic vet, receives vaccinations, is microchipped and will be spayed/ neutered and immediate costs quickly escalate beyond $800.  Your donation will go to immediate use to offset these costs and save foxes.  Please consider donating today!

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Kit

The reason for it all

Kit is our personal pet and has become Fox Tale Sanctuary's ambassador fox!  She is a stunning Whitemark fox.  Kit is a bit skittish as she had been through quite an ordeal very early on in life.  However, she is a very happy and playful girl who loves crunching on raw chicken drums and  destroying all kinds of squeaky toys!

Bear

Fur farm to freedom

Bear's story begins in Wisconsin.  He comes to Fox Tale Sanctuary as part of a larger rescue effort that saved 27 foxes from a fur farm.  He is the first fox to join our sanctuary and is our introduction to the rescue world. It wasn't too soon following my understanding for the greater need to rescue foxes, that a random post on a Facebook fox group came up on my timeline.  Someone had learned about a Fox Fur Farm in Wisconsin whose owner had just passed away and the widow was selling 50 breeding pairs for $150 each.  I was fortunate to assist another wonderful fox rescue in the fundraising efforts for the exchange and transportation of these foxes from Wisconsin to Ohio.  We brought Bear to the sanctuary on November 7th and got him settled into the new 10 x 20 outdoor enclosure.  Opening the door from his transport crate introduced him to a freedom he has never experienced... He apprehensively emerged to see his new home.  Kit's immediate curiosity was apparent and within a very short period of time, they were running and playing together... fully accepting of one another!

Bear is a silver red fox color variant, his fur is black with interspersed silver-tipped hairs and he has a very laid back personality. Bear's favorite treats are dates.  We recently learned that the group in this rescue effort is suffering from liver and kidney issues. So we proactively had blood work drawn just in case.   The results showed that he does have slightly elevated liver enzymes and we have placed him on supplements to support his liver function and will have periodic testing done to stay abreast of any developments. The vet believes that he may be a little bit older than Kit, but is in overall good health. 

We look forward to the continued bond that Kit and Bear develop!  If you are interested in sponsoring Bear, please let us know!   

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Finnegan

No fox left behind

Meet Finnegan!  Finnegan comes to Fox Tale Sanctuary after receiving a message from a group member that he was up for auction during a livestock event at a local auction house.  He had been bid on and won by someone at an exotic auction 5 days earlier whereby the winner never showed to pay/ pick him up.  Once we found out about him, we immediately jumped into action and got on the road to give him a better life! 

 

Finnegan is the SWEETEST of our foxes currently.  You will often see him enjoying indoor enrichment in our home, walking the grounds on his lead or sitting on my lap during car rides. Estimated under a year of age and weighing in at 15.6 lbs, Finnegan is a rare Albino Red Fox who was bred in captivity.  From what we know, he was one of four that came to auction and had little to no human interaction prior to.  Albino animals don't survive long in the wild.  If the albino is a prey animal, it will be captured quickly because it lacks camouflage color. If it is a predator animal, it will be easily spotted by its prey and have a difficult time getting food.  Some say it happens only once in every hundred thousand births. Others claim it is even more rare—one in a million!  If you are interested in sponsoring Finnegan, please let us know!

Roo

A new home, a forever future

Roo comes to us as an owner surrender.  Sometimes life throws us all curveballs and change needs to occur.  Roo is almost a year old and was purchased from a breeder by her owners with all the excitement that comes with a new pet and had the best of intentions.   However, fox ownership is a large commitment that requires knowledge, patience and time.  The family faced some serious medical challenges that demanded more time away from sweet Roo.  She also had a move from one home to another, which can be extremely stressful for a fox. To compound Roo's early experience, she escaped to the wild, twice.  Upon return, Roo's behavior towards her owners had changed drastically and the demands to reacclimate her to 'domestic life' along with the time requirements became overwhelming.  These owners did the best thing for Roo and reached out for help.  

Currently Roo in being quarantined since she picked a variety of worms parasites and bacterium.  Once Roo's health improves and we have been able to gain her trust, making her more comfortable in her new home, she will be introduced to her new fox family.

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Zoe

A fighter for life

Zoe was brought into the Stark Parks Wildlife Conservation Center back in October by a Geauga County Humane Officer.  She was found in the wild, shot in the shoulder and wearing a collar.  In need of immediate medical attention, the Wildlife Care Supervisor reached out to their veterinary staff to save this little girl's life and repair the damage the bullet had caused.  Zoe's leg was so badly broken that she required surgery to place multiple pins to hold the fragments together.  After months of recovery, Zoe's pins were removed at the end of January and she was placing weight on the leg again.  Throughout Zoe's journey, the team tried to find an owner-- since she was wearing a collar, someone had to be missing her.   However,  no microchip, no owner stepped forward nor was found.  Being a captive bred fox, Zoe was not a candidate to be released into the wild and Stark Parks WCC began the search to find her a home. Fox Tale Sanctuary was recommended by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and we were contacted to provide Zoe a place to call her forever, loving home. 

Dutton

'He' turned out to be 'she'

Dutton's story is coming!

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Stinky

A kit who fit the palm of my hand

Stinky's story is coming!

Freya

Fragile but fearless!

Freya's story is coming!

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Lola

No Litter Left Behind!

Lola's story is coming!

Cole

No Litter Left Behind!

Cole's story is coming!

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Grayson

No Litter Left Behind!

Grayson's story is coming!

Louie

No Litter Left Behind!

Louie's story is coming!

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Wheeler

No Litter Left Behind!

Wheeler's story is coming!