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#1006796 - 9th Apr 2016 6:33pm Fox suspected
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Broken leg. I had to pop in to work today and saw that the vixen I feed every day looks to have a broken front leg below the knee. She was fine yesterday. She will come right up to me when I feed her so I don't think it would be to hard for me to catch her. Any advise on what I should do or who to call. I would not like for her to be put down. Thanks in advance frown

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#1006798 - 9th Apr 2016 6:41pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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Hi Dilly.Try this guy,He is from Fresh fields animal rescue centre.He will give you the advice you need.

Call Paul (The Fox Man) on 0151 931 1604 or 07572 270432

Keep us updated on this please.


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#1006803 - 9th Apr 2016 7:04pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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Thanks Snowie, I will go down in the morning to see how she is before I ring him just to confirm my suspicions as I only saw her from a distance today. I will get a good look at her when I feed her. Thank you.


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#1006804 - 9th Apr 2016 7:12pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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My hero xxxxx

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#1006805 - 9th Apr 2016 7:41pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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Nice one Dilly, hopefully its not broken.

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#1006810 - 10th Apr 2016 12:00am Re: Fox suspected [Re: Vanmanone]
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http://www.nfws.org.uk/

may get help here mate
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#1006813 - 10th Apr 2016 3:10am Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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Hi Dilly . You're my hero too! Can you try and take a look to see if shes lactating and even take a quick vid of her leg action if poss. Its info any remote adviser would advise better with . Look for obvious possibly droopy teats as per any bitch with pups . If she does appear to be feeding (its the right month) , they might advise more appropriately . ie if taken to a vet it would have to be quick treatment with meds that wouldnt spoil her milk , or depending how bad or incapacitating the injury was, even wait for a while so as not to compromise the safety of the cubs by removing her . If you feed her enough she wont need to hunt whilst her leg heals.
Many vets on Wirral will only treat wildlife if you get an authorization number from the RSPCA . You might find the below info useful although I dont know if its bang up to date.



RSPCA payment policy for emergency wildlife treatments by private vets
Concerns about wildlife count for a huge proportion of calls made to the RSPCA
every year. Our inspectors and officers regularly respond to calls regarding injured
or sick wild animals and birds.
Every effort is made to ensure that these animals are taken to one of our own
specialist wildlife centres, a vet or one of the independent organisations that we
work with so that they are rehabilitated and released where possible.
To ensure treatment is available for all sick or injured wild animals, we have an
agreement with the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
This Memorandum of Understanding clarifies the arrangements between vets in
private practices and the RSPCA regarding Initial Emergency Treatments (IETs).
It states that:
• During practice hours small wild mammals and wild birds should be treated
free of charge if they are brought to a veterinary surgery. Vets are obliged
by their professional code to provide any necessary pain relief or
euthanasia.
• Out of practice hours, or if a larger wild animal is involved e.g. a deer, the
RSPCA will contribute to the cost of the IET or euthanasia.
• The RSPCA’s contribution will only be approved if a vet, not a member of
the public, rings the RSPCA before the treatment is undertaken. The vet
needs to obtain an incident number and treatment will be agreed on a case
by case basis.



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#1006814 - 10th Apr 2016 3:35am Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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The RSPCA and the local vets they use in the area haven't really got the facilities to treat a full grown fox so there would be a chance that they would have little option but to euthanize. If it was a younger cub then that would be more likely to be treated.

The problem is handling and caging it in a suitable facility where it won't injure itself more and it couldn't be released until the cast had been removed which would be some period of time.
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#1006815 - 10th Apr 2016 7:56am Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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There's also Leahurst, Chester High Road, Neston. They are used a lot for all animals but people generally have to pay for their pets. Not sure about any wild animals. Could be worth a phone call if the 'fox site' that Egg has put up can't help.

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/veterinary-science/about-us/leahurst/
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#1006818 - 10th Apr 2016 9:31am Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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I will be going down around lunchtime to she how she is. I have seen her with 2 other foxes that are probably her cubs but they look around the same size as her, so I don't think they are that young. I want the best fo her but it would break my heart for her to be put down. I have some great pictures of her eating with the feral cats that I feed, wish I could put them up on here,quite unbelievable unless you see them. Thanks for all your replies and advice. I will keep you up to date and hope we have a happy outcome.

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#1006822 - 10th Apr 2016 9:43am Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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We hope it's a happy outcome too, but why is she out during the day. Most foxes sleep through the days. If she has any cubs this year, they will have been born probably last month (March) so won't be so big yet.
Good luck..
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#1006845 - 10th Apr 2016 12:19pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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been here about an hour now and no sign of her. I will give it a while longer and then come back later this afternoon, usual time to see her around 4.30 although she does turn up randomly throughout the day. Cats fed and happy smile

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#1006846 - 10th Apr 2016 12:40pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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She might be laying low at the moment.Its common when an animal has an injury.At least the weather is okay at the moment so that is a blessing.
Am sure she wont be that far from you Dilly.
Well Done you doing a great job there.

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#1006856 - 10th Apr 2016 2:57pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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We,ll be having to call you Dilly Attenborough soon haha. No but all jokes aside you are obviously an animal lover and good on you. Hope you're fox is ok. Talking about feral cats I heard an interesting comment on one of the phone in progs I listen to. The subject was rats and how big and cheeky they were getting coming into your homes etc. He said they were thriving because the cat population and feral cats in particular were being gotten rid of by councils and neutered so hence rats outnumbering the cats. I'll be honest not a cat person always been dogs in our family but I tend to agree with what he said. If it comes to a choice Rats or Cats def the cats..

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#1006892 - 10th Apr 2016 7:00pm Re: Fox suspected [Re: Dilly]
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Dilly, if only other people were like you - the world would be a nicer place.

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