People See Young Fox’s Foot And Refuse To Let Him Suffer

Citizens of Cudahy, Wisconsin, have grown attached to family of foxes in the area and were horrified to see one baby in pain. The fox was seen stumbling around town with a rat trap crushing his front paw.

The concerned neighbors got ahold of the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and were able to catch the fox.

“We immediately anesthetized the fox and removed the terrible trap from his right front paw,” the Humane Society wrote on Facebook. “The paw looked and smelled awful. Some of the toes were obviously broken. The paw was badly swollen … and there were maggots.”

They note that the fox still has a long way to go, but they are very pleased with the progress and how the paw looks. He’s eating and gaining weight as he fights to work his way back to being a normal fox. 🙂

[h/t The Dodo]