FOX FOUND IN MERCED WOULD BE LEAVING THE STATE

Did you know that it is illegal to keep wild animals as pets? That includes raccoons, squirrels, and even foxes. Well-meaning citizens that do not know this try to raise orphans and set them free, often leaving the animal unprepared and human dependent.

That’s what staff at Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center believe happened to this grey fox who was found running up to people in Merced last year. The fox now has pending placement at a facility in another state, after certain tests are run to ensure her health.

Thanks to Dr. Marks at Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital, who was able to spay her today! Spay or neuter is very common for a mammal being placed at a zoo and we are happy to report that the fox is recovering well.

Provided by SWCC

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