sponsor a fox
+ to help support what I do
become a sponsor
You can sponsor patients or permanently disabled residents or both if you wish. Each is explained below.
Your sponsorship helps me provide care to all of these beautiful beings taken in and goes directly to their care, be it on veterinary treatment and remedies, intensive or basic care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation where needed, medical consumables and food.
to buy food, disposable bedding or laundry costs and parasite prevention. That's not including medication or veterinary treatment.
it costs me £ 3.07
per fox per day
Patients stay length varies depending on condition/injury/recovery needs and range from 24 hours to the duration of antibiotics to many months for more serious injuries or physiotherapy. Foxes are expensive to care for whether that's disposable bedding, food, medication, parasite treatment, surgery costs, rehabilitation, routine vet visits, etc.
one-time donation (patients)
monthly donation (patients)
Sometimes its impossible not to fall in love with a particular patient so this option was added for that reason. If you would like to cover the care of a specific patient, this is something I will enable in future. For now, if this is of interest just let me know, otherwise you can donate as normal using the link below.
sponsor disabled residents
Residents are generally those with some form of disability that makes their chances of survival in the wild low to none, including neurological issues, missing limb(s), irreparable parasite damage, deformity or other condition. These are previous or ongoing patients depending on their injuries so there is the cost associated with initial treatment in addition to ongoing physio, rehab, medication, routine bloods/checks, past surgery, etc. Some will require lifelong care, medication or physio.
In the future, once the sanctuary is built there will be 3 levels; Primary Sponsor; Additional Sponsor and Special Exclusive Sponsor but for now there is only one sponsor type and everyone gets the same perks.
sponsor a permanent resident
Monthly reoccurring sponsor donation.
Contacted regarding any major medical or life threatening decisions or conditions with your fox.
Mentioned/tagged/named as a sponsor on social media posts about your sponsored fox
please note, during busy/peak periods (such as cub season) there may be less posts about your sponsored fox if priority is given to highlight a particular patient or condition that requires awareness or education opportunity - personal/private updates are always welcome.
Updates as and when requested. Please note there may be a slight delay in reply in the event of emergency patient intakes or general patient care priorities but time will always be allocated to replying.
Not expected to but given the option to contribute or cover veterinary treatment, where applicable.
Welcome to send items to your fox,
although you must check first to ensure the item is suitable (for example some foxes are not allowed toys if they specifically have a highly destructive personality, are known to destroy or injure themselves on toys or said items or if they do not like or are not allowed a certain food or treat due to intolerance or medical condition.
Behind the scenes raw unedited clips, photos, videos of your fox where it doesn't invade their boundaries and comfort.
£50 per month
it costs £ 3.07 per day per fox
to buy food, disposable bedding or laundry costs and parasite prevention. Sponsorship is a contribution, it of course does not cover the cost of medication, veterinary treatment or other costs.
notes on sponsoring patients/residents
Unfortunately, the nature of what I do involves rescuing or taking in patients who are sometimes in a really bad way. Foxes are so resilient that they only start to show symptoms or signs of illness or injury when they're too weak or vulnerable to be able to hide/mask it since they are expert masters at masking pain and suffering. Sponsoring patients is either a specific patient or generically contributing to all patients so please do bear in mind that even though I try everything possible for each patient, sometimes it is their body which decides their time despite full medical care, as such it is a heartbreaking part of this that some may pass away even under intensive care or veterinary supervision.
Foxes including orphaned youngsters need to have limited contact with humans, as such there are only certain times I will take photos or video and that is normally at unavoidable interaction times of wound management, feeding or changing bedding and will depend on the need of the patient so if one is particularly scared, vulnerable or critical there may not be any photos or videos of the patient or they may be potato quality, I will always prioritise their care, safety and comfort over photo opportunities. This is why sometimes there are no photos of video at the vets as I am generally the one handling the patient for the veterinary staff. Please bear this in mind if there is a lack of photos and therefore updates publicly about a patient, that said, as a sponsor you are more than welcome to updates privately which my be in either text or audio message or both.
There will never be an opportunity to meet the fox in person, for few reasons:
For patients still under medical treatment this is obvious, but for fully recovered yet permanently disabled foxes or cubs, some simply do not want human contact or presence, particularly anyone they aren't familiar with. Some love to hide, some think its hilarious to move during a photo leaving a blurred mess.
Unfortunately being in the UK, which is different to the US, illegal fox hunting and hunt supporters operate and I will always endeavour to protect these foxes from harm. This means I do not give out their location publicly nor to any sponsors. I realise some excellent sanctuaries and rehabbers offer tours and meet & greets in the US, and if I were in the US this is something i would most likely safely be able to offer but in the UK it simply is not safe or wise to do so.
I am also of the view that foxes do not really want human contact unless they choose on their own terms, as such I would never force this upon them. Foxes (residents) who do interact through their own choice are the ones you may see on videos being tolerant or 'friendly' and this is purely on their terms. Many, however, simply would rather avoid humans, which I can related to.