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30th April 2004
30-APR-2004 Chris Brooker

30th April 2004

A Fox in Trouble

At first glance I thought it was next door's cat, but no, a poorly fox dragging it's hind quarters, was coming down the garden.
I grabbed the camera (at last I am learning) and went out to help it.
It was panting with a little whimper.
I phoned the RSPCA and they said if I could capture it they would help.
It moved to a corner of the fence and shed so I gave it some food (Minnie's) and placed crates and a cover round it.
A few hours later a girl arrived, said it was in a bad way and put it in her van. Poor thing.

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Chris Brooker03-May-2004 14:15
I understand that they were coming from Biggleswade say 30 miles away, they need to know it will still be there.

No news. After loosing Minnie on Wednesday I didn’t want to find out that they had put the fox down as well.
Guest 03-May-2004 10:58
You are a kindly thing, aren't you?
One question, though: surely it's down to the RSPCA to come around to capture it and then take it off for help?!
Any more news?
Guest 01-May-2004 18:19
Oh, Chris! You are so kind to have helped this little guy! Minnie must have sent him to you, knowing you would show kindness.
jfender30-Apr-2004 18:41
How sad :-(
Lara S30-Apr-2004 17:16
Poor thing. as Jill said, they do know when we take care of them.
Jill30-Apr-2004 13:33
Animals know where there is kindness.
Shaun30-Apr-2004 13:16
I hope its ok. They are such pretty animals. Thats nice of you to help out.
Linda Mingay30-Apr-2004 13:01
Oh how terrible...still it's in the best hands now.
Ray :)30-Apr-2004 12:40
Until I realised the true situation, I thought you had been extremely lucky in catching this fox with your camera. A sad story; I hope it will not suffer too much.
Guest 30-Apr-2004 12:15
I hate to see animals, whether wild, or domestic, suffer. I so hope they were able to help this poor creature. :(
Chris Brooker30-Apr-2004 11:37
I wish it were.
Chris(tine)30-Apr-2004 11:26
Is this your garden fox? Ours has taken to sunbathing in a flower bed. Chris