Wildlife Center Seeking Donations for Abandoned Baby Foxes

By: Kainani Stevens


SAUNDERSTOWN, RI (WLNE)—Two resilient baby foxes are fighting for their lives at the Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island. The two four-week-old male kits are all that remain of a litter of six that were discovered under a porch in Saunderstown.

“They were starving,” said Dr. Chi Chan, RI Wildlife Clinic veterinarian. “They were eating sand and dirt which kept them alive for a while, but then they began to crash.”

Professionals from the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island were able to locate and rescue four of the six babies from under the porch, but only two of them survived the first 36 hours.

“On Monday these two foxes were looking better,” said Dr. Chan. “By today they were willing to swallow and I’m hoping in the next few days they will begin to eat.”

These foxes are just a few of many baby animals being cared for at the Wildlife Clinic. Spring is their busiest time of year as baby squirrels, birds, rabbits, and other wildlife are dropped off for round-the-clock care.

The Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island runs entirely off donations and grants. If you are looking for more information on how to help, click here.