Every animal deserves good treatment. But you can still find a lot of people who abuse their animals. These people abandon their animals or let them starve. Some are fortunately rescued, and some cannot wait for someone to come to their rescue. No one wants to witness it. That is heartbreaking.
But the 50 foxes and raccoons in this story are lucky. They are rescued from the animal farm after being left to starve. People living nearby noticed them and called on the authorities to help these poor animals. Fortunately, they arrive on time.
At the end of October, the Polish animal rights organization Otwarte Klatki (Open Cages) received the information from the residents living near a fox farm in Durzyn (Greater Poland Voivodeship). They saw a dozen foxes wandering around the village that had probably escaped from the farm.
When the activists intervened in the farm, they were shocked about what was happening there.
Most foxes were already dead. Some were electrocuted (a common way to kill foxes for fur), but many died of hunger and thirst.
There were still living foxes, but hungry and thirsty.
They stayed in the same cages with the dead ones, trying to cuddle the dead body of their friends. These living animals bite the wires to make huge holes in the cages, trying to free themselves. That was the reason why their teeth were broken.
These poor foxes were also scared of humans who came to help them. They kept cuddling with each other.
Along with foxes, raccoon dogs were also found on the farm. They had the same situation.
The activists later found out that the fox fur farm’s owner had gone to jail. The person who was supposed to take care of the animals didn’t do his job.
And this led to the nightmare of the animals living here. Activists were even speechless when seeing their situations. Luckily, they came quite at the right time and saved some.
In total, about 50 animals (foxes and raccoons) survived and were rescued.
They are now all safe and under veterinary observation. At the same time, Otwarte Klatki is raising money to help them, initially cover the cost of the medical treatments and build them new homes.