Not the usual cat attack case

Not the usual cat attack case

Observation - Not the usual cat attack case - UK and Ireland. Description: A man came home very late one night to find his cat eating what the thought was a rat. On closer ins

A man came home very late one night to find his cat eating what the thought was a rat. On closer inspection it proved to be a fox cub just a day or 2 old. He rushed it over to us where we stitched the wounds in its hind leg and abdomen, started on treatment, fluids and hand rearing.After a couple of very touch and go days this little male cub decided he wanted to survive. All of the fox cubs that come to us go to the Tonbridge Fox Project for rearing and release as cubs should be reared in groups of the same age to ensure correct social development and prevent imprinting. Young foxes also need a soft release and support post release while learning to hunt as well as sympathetic land owners which specialist rehabilitates such as the Fox Project can provide. As we were worried there would be permanent damage to the hind leg we continued to rear and treat him ( along with another cub that came in a week later) for 3 weeks until we were sure his legs were fully functional before passing them both over to the Fox Project. Both did well and were released that Autumn. Photos 1 - 3 were taken on 21-03-2-13 and photos 4 - 5 were taken on 11-04-2013 on the day he left us.