Although wild animals are very different from domestic pets like our cats and dogs, they do share more than a few traits in common. Just like the animals we share our homes with, wild animals are highly intelligent and emotional beings. As such they deserve our care and respect as readily as our pets do – except in the case of wild animals this often means allowing them to live life in the wild unadulterated. But in some cases, we do need to step in to ensure the health and safety of these animals as well.
Lisa the baby fox was abandoned by her mother and would have never survived in the wild on her own. Thankfully, a kind person took her in and is now caring for her at their animal shelter. Little Lisa loves having her belly rubbed and acts like a little content puppy playing with her rescuer.
While we are glad to see Lisa in good hands, we hope that she will be able to return to the wild once she is old enough! Always remember, if you spot a wild animal in need you should always consult a professional wildlife rehabber before stepping in yourself.
NOTE: As an important note, do not try to raise wildlife of any sort unless you’re trained to. Find a local wildlife rehabber or veterinarian asap! Here are some that might help.