She runs a "fox rescue" for fur farm "rescues" and I'm seeing some major red flags. What do you guys think?
I would post pictures here but I don't want her to find this message board.
Here's her website: https://www.saveafox.org/
I'm getting some major weird vibes from the photoshopped wildfire picture on the front page
Her website statement:
The purpose of this website is not for profit of any kind. It is to educate people on the suffering of an animal that is perpetuated by the fur trade. Join with me in helping save these beautiful animals. I do not breed my foxes. I only rescue them to take care of any health issues, spay, or neuter and find them good homes.
She offers these foxes up for adoption but doesn't check their state/city/county laws before letting foxes go.
Am I missing something? Is this a legitimate "rescue"?
She says she gets her kits in the beginning of April, and this is how she describes the farms (alongside graphic pictures of injuries and small cages)
After visiting a fur farm I saw first hand their living conditions. Small wire cages; most of which are barely big enough for the foxes to turn around in. They live their whole unpleasant lives never being able to put their feet in the cool dirt, play, run, or frolic about as a fox should. Some never even seeing sunlight (they do this so their fur color does not fade). It was devastating to see such beautiful creatures so bored and not getting any kind of love.
I knew then what I needed to do. Because of prior years of volunteering, with animal shelters and doing wildlife rehabilitation, I knew what it took to bottle raise the fox pups and how to spot common illnesses like respiratory infections and coccidia. I have a couple exotic vets in my area that work with me to keep my foxes healthy.
Most of the pups I get have been rejected by the mother and I need to finish bottle raising them. Some are ill or deformed and would have been left to die or killed inhumanely if I did not step in and rescue them.
Currently she's saying the city is trying to take her license away for a second time (apparently she's federally licensed and holds state/city licenses...her city license is something called an Interim Use License, and that's what might be revoked...)
She lives in Lakeville Minnesota according to the message she got from her city.
I just feel like something is majorly off here. There are typos on her website/odd wording, but she has an Instagram with thousands of posts and 20k+ followers. I mean, she's encouraging them all to adopt foxes and donate without giving them proper information about foxes' difficult behavior on her website!! I feel like this is a disaster waiting to happen for the exotics community