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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:54 AM

A blinded fox cub left for dead by a speeding car has been helped back to health by his unusual pals

Love this pic and story... just had to share with my DU friends

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A blinded fox cub left for dead by a speeding car has been helped back to health by his unusual pals - a group of orphaned kittens.

The injured animal was found with severe head injuries by the side of a dual carriageway after he was hit by a car. These kittens helped nurse this injured cub back to health. While still unconscious, the fox was put into a cage with three orphaned kittens which were found in a box . Amazingly, the cats immediately began to groom the fox and snuggled up to him as he slowly came out of the coma. The cub, which was not even expected to survive the ordeal, then began to regain his sight and health after just five days. Now the fox has made a full recovery and formed an incredible bond with the feline friends. 'It was very sweet, the cats needed something to snuggle up to and they loved his fur. One of the owners of the rescue centre said 'One of them used to lick him all the time as he slowly came out of his coma. 'Once awake the four of them became best friends and the kittens acted like a guiding light to the fox as he regained his sight.' 'I think they all helped save each other's lives.' ♥

The cub was eventually sent to Fox Protect in Tunbridge Wells to complete his rehabilitation before he was released back into the wild and the kittens found a home. ♥







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Reply A blinded fox cub left for dead by a speeding car has been helped back to health by his unusual pals (Original post)
trailmonkee Jan 2013 OP
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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:57 AM

1. Awww, thanks for sharing!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:57 AM

2. How is a blind fox ever going to make it after being released back to the wild?

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:59 AM

3. the article explained that he regained his sight.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:35 PM

53. Oh good.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:02 AM

4. The excerpt from the article explains...

The cub, which was not even expected to survive the ordeal, then began to regain his sight and health after just five days. Now the fox has made a full recovery.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:03 AM

5. He regained his sight

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:10 AM

7. He had head trauma and temporarily lost his senses.

I had a stray kitten at the clinic for a while that couldn't see, hear, smell, or do much of anything for a couple of days after running into a car tire while bolting across the street at about 8 weeks of age. Major concussion.

She got over it, had some trivial residual issues that didn't affect quality of life and that only I could tell were there. She's been in a new home for nearly 2 years now and is fine by all accounts (it's far from here so I don't see her anymore).

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:37 PM

54. Poor kitty, glad she found a home.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #54)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:13 PM

56. Little Miss Pinkie Pancakes. (sniff) I miss her.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:08 AM

6. one of the sweetest stories I've ever read the pics are amazing awwww

sad they separated all of them, they would of bonded for life.

thank yo so much for sharing this beautiful story

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:36 AM

21. my first thought too

I have to hope that anybody loving enough to care for all these animals, take the pictures, and report the story would know what was best for the fox. But I did feel a pang when I read that they were separated.... Maybe this is just an example of how we can all help each other with love and caring as we go through life, then go our separate ways, if need be, better for the experience.

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Response to renate (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:43 PM

51. ok, I was on the verge of tears and you p ushed me over....





what a sweet sweet story!


I'm at work, just finished (had a night gig) gotta get home to my little furry baby!!!! Who looks like a little fox!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:15 AM

8. Awwwww

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:15 AM

9. Thank you for sharing this story and the pics

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:31 AM

10. What a hopeful tale

Thanks for posting that, I needed something to cheer me up after this horrid day on political issues in the US.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:38 AM

11. I hope that last pic...

makes SCE's Sunday lolcats thread.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:47 AM

13. +1

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:58 AM

15. I sent him a link. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:47 AM

12. Aww. So sweet. What a great story!

Thanks for posting it.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:49 AM

14. This is really beautiful. Thanks.

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:04 AM

16. trailmonkee, I really needed this one! Thanks.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:17 AM

17. amazing.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:59 AM

18. Thanks, trailmonkee...

... a sad story with a happy ending. It's the eyes, isn't it? Fox eyes alone scare the crap out of me.. But oh so majestic in the cubs body. Those kitties doctored him right up.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:14 AM

19. Some humans are truly good

I'm so happy this cute little kit got well

To the rescuers I give a

For the fox -



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:20 AM

20. Whoa!

Do we know that fox kits know how to survive in the wild without learning things from the fox mother?

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:53 AM

22. He first went to a rescue organization called "Fox Protect."

I imagine they do a triage and see who's who, and who can make it and who cannot.

They seem to be an arm of an umbrella organization/registered charity called The Fox Project that does rescue/rehab on a regular basis.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fox-Project/143198679641

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:31 AM

23. Wow. Just wow.

Animals never cease to amaze.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:08 AM

24. Lovely

Rec

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:26 AM

25. Thank you, Thank you

I needed this. So feel good. We can learn so much from animals.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:46 AM

26. uh oh, there's a fox in the cathouse

Man there are so many ways to interpret that.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:18 AM

27. they're "kits" not "cubs"

Cute story though, and the photos are really adorable.

I didn't see any of our neighborhood fox critters tonight while out with the dog. We see them almost every night right around midnight, so it worries me if we don't run into any of them. Tomorrow is garbage day though, and with most folks putting out their trash for pick up the night before, I suspect they were busy hunting their dinners in peoples' trash. They're interested in my dog while he's just as interested in them. I think they can't quite figure out what species each other is so aren't sure whether to run away/give chase or contemplate each other as a love interest. So instead they sit down and do a lot of curious mutual staring. I've gotten to the point that I can identify individuals now and suspect that it won't be long till I start giving names to them. They're beautiful and interesting cat-dog creatures.


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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:52 AM

32. We call them 'cubs' in the UK

and this story took place in the UK. Both terms seem to be correct though.

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Response to Boudica the Lyoness (Reply #32)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:20 PM

41. Uz guys needs to learn how to speak

proper English!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:25 AM

28. I love it.....

So glad the fox cub regained his sight and health. What good little kittens to help him. And he almost looks like my chihuahua Chloe. Lol.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:29 AM

29. One of the sweetest things I've ever seen. Love cats and foxes and

 

every day a fox comes to my back door for food and it always reminds me more of a cat than a dog.

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Response to forestpath (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:18 PM

49. What a nice experience to have.

Does it know a human is feeding it or does he think the food is just there? Like finding food in the garbage can.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #49)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:51 PM

52. He thinks the food just appears...I've never had any interaction with him -

 

he always seems very alert and runs off at the slightest noise outside, but usually returns before long. He first showed up on my patio last fall, eating the bird seed and peanuts I throw out for the birds, squirrels and chipmunks. I was absolutely flabbergasted - though he looked healthy I decided to throw out something more substantial for him. I know dogs love peanut butter, so I started throwing out cut up peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat bread, and it's so cute to see him daintily pick them up in his mouth and trot off with them - very catlike demeanor and movement. I have two completely indoor cats, and they love to watch him too - they don't get all excited and puffy the way they do when a neighboring cat shows up to torment them!


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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:41 AM

30. K & R

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:15 AM

31. I love this story

I also love happy endings to start your day.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:59 AM

33. neat. We have a fox that's living in our suburban backyard.

I think it has a temp den way in the back. It will sit on our pile of leaves and warm itself in the sun for hours and hours. It's here most of the week when I get home in the morning for work and it stays until sundown. It hunts rodents around the house and eats out of folks' garbage.

I'm worried today because it's a little over ten degrees here and it's out back where the sun should be. I had hoped it was asleep, in semi-hiber mode in a den somewhere, but here it is, laying there waiting for the sun that isn't coming. Nothing at all that I can do but worry for it.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 PM

50. Nice of you to worry about the fox...some would shoot it without a second thought.

Some NRA folks...the kind that don't love/respect animals. (Note...I said, "some"...not all...maybe the minority...I'll give the rest the benefit of the doubt)

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #50)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:47 PM

55. no livestock or fowl to worry about here in suburbia

. . . it's not a tame one, though. It's the most beautiful thing I can see outside of my kitchen window (next to the deer who come by occasionally and sleep the day away back there).

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:02 AM

34. Kittehs do it again!

Kitteh Power!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:55 PM

35. As a major cat-lover/owner here

can't help but think about the hairball problem after grooming a fox!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:39 PM

36. Made my day!!

Thanks so much!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:38 PM

37. All together now...





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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:40 PM

38. Behold the greatest (and cutest) healing power on earth:

Kittens!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:42 PM

39. very nice - this is what give me hope

amid all the killing, violence and stupidity

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:02 PM

40. And normally a fox is a predator of cats.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:47 PM

42. Fantastic story and photos

We need happy endings every now and again. Trailmonkee, THANKS for posting.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:07 PM

43. Thank you.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:15 PM

44. So very cute!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:55 PM

45. Most awesome story!



Thanks for sharing!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:58 PM

46. I would love

 

To play with the fox, cute little fella.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:01 PM

47. Ohhhhh! Poor sweet little angel!

And so much thanks to his little rescuers!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:13 PM

48. what a cutie

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:56 PM

57. Another...smart animal.

And smart animal friends. Go figure. Funny how that works out.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:16 AM

58. Finally! Some Fox News that's worth reading!



(Even though the story is more than eight months old, at least we know it's true!)

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #58)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:20 AM

59. .

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