In the community of Cudahy, Wisconsin, residents went above and beyond their responsibility to the local animal population when they came to the aid of a wild fox whose paw was injured in a rat trap.
The young fox was frequently seen milling about with his furry friends. Cudahy’s residents developed a soft spot for the fox population so when they saw the injured animal limping around with a rat trap clamped to his paw, they decided to take action.
A young fox in had set off a rat trap and it clamped onto his front paw.
Unable to remove it, the fox wandered around town until residents took notice.
Cudahy’s citizens couldn’t stand to watch this innocent animal suffer.
After calling the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society, residents did as they were told and set a live trap to capture the fox, and their plan worked.
Once at the rehabilitation center, the staff assessed his wounds. Things did not look good for the fox, his paw was in pretty bad shape.
The little guy sustained a break, and that the wound smelled terrible when they removed the trap.
They cleaned the wound and removed the maggots it had collected.
He is gaining weight, taking medicine to clear up any lingering infection, and doing just fine.
The staff estimated the fox to be about six months old. Because of the Cudahy community, this little boy gets a real shot at enjoying his life.
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