“Second Chances Wildlife Center” is a Kentucky based sanctuary that focuses on rehabilitating the injured, displaced or orphaned wildlife of the area, writes ilovemydogsomuch
One of their toughest recent cases was that of a poor mangy fox. The fox was severely sick and weakened due to the disease, rendering her incapable to fend for herself.
A wildlife worker spotted the dying fox and captured her to be brought to the sanctuary. However, the progressed mange made for a terrifying sight for the staff. The mange was so bad that it had started infecting major chunks of the fox’s skin. Her furless skin was crusted frozen and her eyes were swollen shut, which ruined her ability to hunt for food.
The staff followed the standard mange protocol and treated the fox in isolation. The frail creature had absolutely no fight left in her, so she let her caretakers handle her without any protest. With time, she realized the reliable humans were looking out for her and she completely surrendered herself to the recovery regime!
The sweet fox completed the rest of her healing in an outdoor enclosure, where she got back in rhythm with her real life survival skills. While she cherished and trusted her primary caretaker, she began craving for her true home once she got better. The workers knew it was time to set her free so she could live her life in the forest where she belongs.
Click the video below to watch the fox’s healing journey as she overcomes severe mange and blooms again.