Kit was purchased at a flea market in Kentucky by a family that thought it be neat to own a fox as a pet. They lugged the poor little fox everywhere to show him off and posted all his pic's on social media. Fortunately, Fish & Wildlife also keeps an eye out on social media for just this kind of thing; wildlife in the hands of people who aren't permitted or just should not be kept as pets.
They tracked down the family, and confiscated him immediately. Luckily one of the officers knew a local Veterinarian that was also a wildlife rehabilitator, and brought the young fox to him. The veterinarian named the young fox Kit, cared for him and got him in much better shape. Soon after, he reached out to a classmate and good friend who happened to be our resident zoo vet.
After all the paperwork with F/W was done, Kit found himself on a trip up to Popcorn Park Refuge. Kit is a silver fox which is most commonly bred for the fur trade, and sometimes also sold as pets. He is too domesticated to ever be released into the wild where he is native to, but we are happy to add him to our family. We only hope his story can bring light to the fox trade industry that breeds and kills foxes like Kit to be made into someone's fur coat. We hope he can gain a great sponsor family to show him how loved he is! Please consider sponsoring Kit today!