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the fox hospital

+ natural sanctuary

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I am raising funds to build the UK's first fox specific dedicated hospital and natural sanctuary for foxes with temporary or permanent injuries, sickness or disabilities. 

I have been doing this for a number of years but The Fox Hospital + natural outdoor sanctuary is a vitally and urgently needed facility that will be registered with the RCVS (Royal College for Veterinary Surgeons - the same body that vets and vet nurses do their training and veterinary practices register with.  It will be the UK's first fox specific dedicated facility and natural sanctuary specifically for sick, injured, physically or mentally disabled wild foxes needing basic or intensive care, physio or long term treatment, wound or condition care with facilities that make it the only of its kind and size in the whole country dedicated exclusively to foxes enabling it to fully support not only veterinary practices but also all fox rescues and rehabilitators and general wildlife or animal sanctuaries who may take in the odd fox or get enquiries about them but unable to take them in.

 

Currently all main wildlife charities and organisations who take in and treat foxes are unfortunately confirmed full or dip in and out of being full regularly and unable to take in any further long term foxes for the foreseeable future, meaning many foxes are once again going without the medical treatment they desperately need which sadly happens every year due to the volume of foxes needing help.  Each year it seems to become slightly worse than the last.

 

There is an urgent need for a facility of this magnitude in which is why plans have been drawn up and now The Fox Hospital is at the fundraising stage.  Plans are complete, all costings and suppliers confirmed, all equipment finalised, the project just needs the funding goal to be hit then it is full steam ahead. 

The Fox Hospital will accept fox patients from members of the public, veterinary practices, other rescuers, rehabbers, wildlife rescue organisations, charities and sanctuaries for any reason with any injury, condition or disability.

With more space and dedicated fox facilities than any other sanctuary in the country, more veterinary kennels than the average individual veterinary practices and the ability for veterinary professionals to work on site should they wish, this will provide the care and attention they deserve. 

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Click or tap the link or image to see what the brilliant facilities will look like from these 3D renders of the plans in place but in a nutshell The Fox Hospital will take in patients recovering and being treated for all types of sickness and injury pre and post surgery, disabled patients, those needing rehab or anyone needing safety until release:

  • Flooded with natural daylight from fully skylit ceilings in all areas;

  • 112 ground floor special veterinary recovery kennels with individual underfloor temperature controlled heating, ventilation/extraction, individual day/night/UV infection control lighting and electrics for veterinary equipment.

  • 2 veterinary equipped exam and surgery rooms, (one for Clean Ward, one for Quarantine).

  • Veterinary pre-surgery scrub room, staff shower room and recoup room.

  • 5 separate hospital wards Main Clean Recovery Ward, Newborn and young cubs ward, Isolated Quarantine Ward with its own Quarantine Surgery Room and Decontamination Area, Disabled Cubs ward and integration Ward, and a dedicated Mobility & Physio Ward for disabled and amputees with its own hydrotherapy and physio areas for locum veterinary physio.

  • 3 natural sanctuaries for general, cub or quarantine patients, with segregated areas to manage and separate those who don't get along.

  • a decompression areas for pre-release or transiting patients,

  • outdoor rehabilitation and play areas for disabled patients.

  • Radiography room for x-rays.

  • Small lab with lab equipment for running in-house bloods by trained veterinary individuals and an in-house parasitology microscopy area.

  • a 4k UHD camera patient monitoring system and 4k security cameras with various undisclosed security measure inside and out with screen wall cctv control room.

  • Access control system fro controlling/restricting specific areas and site.

  • Dedicated food and medical remedies prep room. 

  • a laundry area for good infection control;

  • an incineration facility for class one disposal.

  • and more

Like other sanctuaries and rescues, I rely solely on kindness and donations, I cannot do it without this help.

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I rely solely on donations and kindness, I am not paid at all.

If you find values and compassion in what I do please consider assisting, I need your help.

Rescuing, rehabilitating, and providing basic, intensive aftercare and veterinary treatment to fox patients is expensive.  Even just daily basic consumables like food and puppy pads alone costs more than £3.07 per fox per day, not including veterinary bills, fuel costs and general running costs.  Multiply that by the number of patients and you can see how quickly that has become really expensive.

You are helping me to help them, I cannot afford to do it without this.

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