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Currently, in the United States, captive bred foxes are being raised two ways, either born on a fur farm to be pelted or bred for the pet industry. For foxes born on a fur farm, a bleak existence lies ahead of them; Living in small cages, never touching grass, until they are pelted and hanging in someone’s closet. Foxes from breeders are purchased by a family excited to have a cool pet, but many of those families don’t understand what it is like to own a fox. People in these situations often end up neglecting their fox or feel that they have no choice but to abandon it in the wild where it has a slim chance of survival due to being captive bred and having imprinted on people.
Fur farming is still alive and well in the United States with over 56 fox fur farms in 10+ states. Every year over 1,500 foxes are slaughtered for their pelts. These foxes are kept in cages, never touching grass or having room to run and play. A fox can be slaughtered before it reaches a year old. Not all foxes on a fur farm can be used, some are too small, sick, injured or don't have a good enough coat. In addition to these reasons, pups that are injured or abandoned by their mothers are often not wanted. Here at Walking Wild we will provide these unwanted foxes, that were willing to be surrendered by a fur farm, a safe and spacious home filled with love. Sadly we can't save them all, but we can educate people about the reality of fur farming and why these amazing animals deserve more than to be turned into fashion. We can share with people the personality, face and name behind the fur and instill a love for these amazing animals!
In addition to fur farm rescues, we also provide a home for captive bred foxes that are no longer able to be cared for by their owners. A captive bred fox, while not a wild animal, is still 100% fox and instinctually acts like a fox. This make these animals amazing, wonderful and very different than a traditional domestic dog or cat. Many people are not ready for what comes with owning a fox and quickly learn that they are in over their head. Walking Wild will give these foxes a new home and family.
Do you have a fox or wolf dog that you are in need of rehoming or needing advise on how to live with. Is this an emergency and an animal is in immediate need of a safe place. Click the link below to contact us. We are here to help!
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We are inviting you to grab a package, bag or box of drumsticks and come on out to Walking Wild to help us stock our fridge and freezers with everyone's favorite part of dinner today from 11 - 3. Drumsticks are a vital part of our crews diet and ensure they stay happy and healthy. In a week, we feed over 630lbs of drumsticks to our animals and spend close to $700 a week. Drumsticks can be dropped off at Walking Wild, 7677 Chatham Rd. Newark, OH 43055 today from 11-3. We will have some of our ambassadors out to say hi to everyone who takes part in this fun day!