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Rescued fox thinks she's a dog

D61_thumb By George | January 28, 2013 | Comments (3)

a fox and dog friendship

Roxy is a rescued fox who thinks she's a dog. The fox was rescued six years ago after she was found dangling off a bridge with a rope around her neck.

The 3-month-old cub was taken to Geoff Grewcock who owns and runs the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuneaton, UK. He and volunteers at the sanctuary nursed the fox back to health. Geoff told Yahoo UK that they believe she may have been kept as a pet when she was a baby. "She seemed to be used to human interaction, so we believe someone had tried to hand rear her for a time." Hand-rearing is detrimental for fox cubs, as they lose the ability to fend for themselves.

During her recuperation, she became very domesticated and the sanctuary worried for her survival if she was released back into the wild. They decided it would be too dangerous for the tame fox, so Roxy now lives at the sanctuary full time where she enjoys canine activities.

Like a dog, Roxy enjoys playing with squeaky toys, chasing balls and chewing on bones. She also likes to go on a daily walk with the dogs at the centre. On walks she can heel on the lead just like a dog.

"She's ever so friendly, and loves playing with all the dogs we have here," said Geoff. She doesn't seem to much care for the other foxes at the sanctuary, and instead prefers to play with other dogs or people.



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Comments on this Article

Roxy has the dog's life! And so she should, since she belongs to the canine group. She is just gorgeous, and looks very happy!
Such a happy ending (beginning) to Roxy's story ... to think that someone would hang her is just unbearable. God bless and thank you for recuing her. :O)
You just know they call her "Foxy Roxy" all the time. lol
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