SPCA’s Wildlife Department Assists Two Fox Kits

April 9, 2020
By Bethany Kloc, Communications Manager

The SPCA Serving Erie County’s Wildlife Department received two fox kits today from two towns. Barb Haney, Director of the Wildlife Department said, “During this time, to protect staff and volunteers, my department has minimal on-site staff and no volunteers, and we’re only able to help with wildlife emergencies. Right now, it’s so helpful and important that we are called first before anyone brings an animal to us. With both cases, we were able to determine over the phone that our services were needed.”

One fox kit was found cold, in a puddle and the other had a severe bite wound on the back of her neck. While in the SPCA’s Wildlife hospital, both kits received medications and fluids. Once they were stabilized, they were sent to a local wildlife rehabber. Sadly, the fox kit who was bit, didn’t make it. We are hopeful that the other kit will make a full recovery and will be released to her natural habitat as soon as possible.

If you have a wildlife emergency, please call 716-449-0727 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., please call 716-449-0363.

For more information about the SPCA Serving Erie County’s Covid-19 response, please visit this page.