We need a gate to protect our rescued foxes!

Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
At Save A Fox we rescue foxes to take care of any health issues and find them good homes through our adoption system. We need to increase our security measures in order to better protect the foxes from unwanted visitors. Please help us purchase a proper security gate to replace our current one!
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Mikayla Raines
United States
Flexible Goal
$3,045
raised of $3,800 goal
Ongoing
80%
funded

Project Story

A Bit About Me

 
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. I went on to found the nonprofit Save A Fox.
 
 
What Does Save A Fox Do?
 
Put simply, we rescue foxes from fur farms and take in pet surrenders. We make a positive impact by doing these things: 
 
  • PREPARE: We prepare for fox pups by having all supplies such as formula, feeding syringes, nipples, and blankets. When rescuing foxes over 7 weeks old, we need large spaces and vet appointments ready. 
 
  • RESCUE: We rescue foxes from many different situations. We rescue sick, injured, and orphaned foxes from fur farms. Ones that the farmers believe would not make it. We take in surrendered foxes that were once pets and originally came from breeders. And we take in, and rescue found pet foxes. 
 
 
  • LOVE: The foxes we rescue need love to thrive. Without love, they grow up to be wild and unhandlable. They require lots of attention to stay social with people.
 
  • ADOPT: Our goal is to adopt all the foxes out we rescue. The ones who don’t get adopted we try to find sponsors for. Some foxes I rescue tend to be more wild by nature; those are the foxes I would choose not to adopt out.  
 
 
 
The Success We Have Had To Date: 
 
About This Project
 
We Now Need A New Gate To Better Protect Our Foxes!
 
As you can see from the pictures below, our current gate will not cut it. It leaves the foxes vulnerable to unwanted visitors, some of which are humans! By replacing this fence with a proper gate we can sleep easy at night knowing that these foxes are safe. The last thing we want is a fox that already had to be rescued be put in any danger. 
 
 
Currently, as you can see it is too easy for trespassers to come by! This can result in them feeding the foxes harmful foods or even worse. The sad reality is that we have received many threats against our foxes. We need the gate to make sure these people can't ever come close to our precious foxes who have already been through enough! 
 
 
 
It will cost $3,800 dollars in order to purchase and install a proper metal gate to keep our rescued foxes safe. Please help us reach our goal! 
 

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