Fox Kits in Need
This is the little fox kit Wildwoods got several nights ago, after he was hit by a car out on Park Point. Though he has no obvious fractures, he cannot stand. He has also been acting as if he might be blind. He and his brother (who was hit by a car this morning) both went to see Dr. Jeanetta. He still isn’t using his right front leg perfectly, and knuckling under on that side, but is bearing weight on the left front paw. Though he is still blind, we encouraged by his progress!
Another, orphaned fox kit has left for the Cities,
headed to a rehabber who specializes in foxes, and has many buddies for him to grow up with.
Neighbors Pitch In
The fox den where the 2 injured kits came from this week isn’t far from a busy street. It seemed just a matter of time before the 4 remaining curious kits were injured or killed by passing cars as they explored the world near their den.
Thanks to the concerned human neighbors of the foxes, the kits now have some protection. After Wildwoods volunteer Ginger got the neighbors together, they came up with a plan and put it into action.
Using material the neighbors donated, as well as materials Ginger and her boyfriend Kevin purchased with the neighbors’ monetary contributions, they put up a fence to screen the den site from the street (though of course not fence it off completely).
We hope this fence will keep the playful kits from wandering into the street as they frolic near their home. And we hope that we will soon be able to reunite their brother with the rest of his family.
Thanks so much to Rory, and to Marcia, Rebecca, Ginger, and Kevin for making this happen. It’s so nice to know that we live in a community where people value and help their neighbors of all kinds and species!
Help Wildwoods continue to be there for wild ones in need! Come to our celebration/fundraiser June 7 at Hartley Nature Center!
You can also make a tax-deductible gift to Wildwoods here.