Am I really orphaned? Fox

As with any wildlife, a fox should be rescued if it:

  • Has been found by a cat, dog, or other predator;

  • Has any injury;

  • Has bugs or fly eggs on it (these look like sawdust);

  • Allows someone to pick it up or is lying on its side;

  • Is very thin or weak.

Baby foxes are born in burrows in spring. Babies often begin emerging from the den and play for hours at a time while both parents are hunting. If the kits are energetic and healthy, leave them alone.

If you are certain that both parents are dead, the kits appear weak or sick, or if you find a single baby fox, the babies might need rescuing.

What do I do next?