Our Neighborhood Fox Cause

Healing our Wild Friend's Sarcophagus Mange
Summary
Purpose/Mission: 
To save the foxes and other wild animals in our community from sarcophagus mange and promote a healthy ecosystem.
Thursday, 1 November, 2018

In the past few years my husband and I have become aware of the foxes in our neighborhood looking quite mangy. One poor fellow had no hair on his tail and was looking weak. We were very worried that he would not survive the winter, so I talked to a friend who medicates her foxes to keep the mange away. So, we started feeding our fox hard boiled eggs with a small quantity of Ivermectin and some puppy chow or chicken. After about six weeks his tail was almost back to full fluff! We have since been treating the raccoons, who are showing signs of mite infestation as well. It's very rewarding to see them recover. They are an important part of our ecosystem. Many of our friends now come to us for advice on how to help their foxes who have mange just as I went to my friend and we are always happy to share.