Recovery of the year, so far!

Updated 15 days ago
Rescue - 20th May, 2024
Rehabilitation - 27th May, 2024

Rescue

We don't think we really have to tell you how easy it is for fox cubs to find themselves in trouble. For brother and sister, Mavis and Sully, it was one of the worst kinds of trouble. Suspected of ingesting a toxic substance, both were collapsed on arrival, and barely responsive.

With high temperatures and their blood failing to coagulate, our vet team started them on a Vitamin K medication to try and reverse the effects of the toxin, as well as providing IV fluids.

Rehabilitation

Whilst Sully bounced back in under 24 hours, Mavis kept us all on tenterhooks, as she showed serious neurological issues, including lack of co-ordination, constricted pupils, and an inability to swallow.

But our vet team was determined to give both of them the second chance they desperately deserved. After a week of treatment, fluids and support feeds with Oralade, Mavis finally turned a corner, and her neurological symptoms began to lessen.


Patients like Sully and Mavis are why we are here, helping them to fight for survival, but it is your donations that save them. The veterinary care, medications, food and housing would not be possible without you, so, thank you, from them and, as always, us!

Now housed with two of other fox cub patients, the surrogate foursome are going from strength to strength, and enjoying their new sibling antics.

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