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FOX CARE sheets and SAFETY sheets

Postby pat » Mon May 25, 2015 5:51 pm

ALL FOXES LEGAL ISSUES ... d-law.html" onclick=";return false;

SAFETY and EMERGENCY Sheet ... utions.php" onclick=";return false;
written for England so for US when it talks about bites if you do need ER you lie and say your dog did it or you fell into some barbed wire so the fox isn't killed. Over all is a great info sheet.

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Re: FOX CARE sheets and SAFETY sheets

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:57 pm

A reminder that laws all over the country require bites and scratches from exotic mammals be reported, meaning if you tell your DR your fox did it he has to report it to the health department. They will then take the fox and kill it to test for rabies. Vaccinating your fox does not save it from this fate since is not officially proven for the species. Most owners practice "don't tell" and will say the injury happened some other way if they do need to see someone about an injury cause by their fox/exotic.

If someone does report a bite the only hope, other than hiding the animal and paying the consequences for doing so, is to get or have the victim get post exposure rabies treatments. Then sometimes the state will let the animal live since the risk is gone once treated. Sometimes they wont as, especially if it's a bite, they will consider the animal aggressive and so suspect of rabies, but sometimes they don't and treatment is enough to stop the killing.
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