Happy fluffy Skitter, she’s getting even fluffier! And she is just one super happy and contented vulpine, smiling, ears back, being a ham! <3 <3 <3
Department of Primary Industries NSW and The Hon. Katrina Ann HODGKINSON, MP: Save Sydney Fox Rescue
Guys. Last night we got the news that the DPI are enforcing a pest control order on the European red fox in Australia. What this essentially means is that they will now be illegal in captivity. How this affects us, is that Sydney Fox Rescue will need to close their doors. We have been assured that current owners will be grandfathered in and receive permits for keeping their foxes, but no permits will be issued for future foxes.
This petition is addressing the MP, in hopes we can change the PCO to allow for future rescues. None of us are ignorant to the damage foxes do, and all of us agree with humane hunting. However, SFR are a viable alternative for the young kits found each year. All of them are desexed to prevent breeding, vaccinated to prevent the spread of diseases, and kept in secure enclosures with GPS trackers on their collars. All volunteers and potential adopters go through training and handling sessions prior to getting a fox. We would like to see the permit system extend to allow for future rescues. This will not only mean SFR can keep doing what they’re doing, but I personally think it will stop foxes falling into the wrong hands.
So please share and sign if you believe in the cause. If you don’t, please keep scrolling and don’t spread hate.
I normally don’t share things like this, but, this is something regarding a topic I hold close to my heart. I hate to see my Australian friends suffer at the hands of greedy hateful politicians, not caring about the good these people are doing, or any fox owner/caregiver in Australia for that matter. Please, sign the petition and understand that this is something that cannot pass. Thank you for loving foxes as much as I do :)
She’s just a super photogenic foxy, so loving, so derpy, especially when she sticks her nose on the lens, asking me “can I has camera?” Foxes are so beautiful, so unique, and just magical. No other animal like them, and to be around them has melted my heart….
Skitter being a photogenic fox as usual, being her super cute and super sweet self, vying for the spotlight, she truly is an amazing little vixen, she means the world to me :3 <3 <3
Many sweet faces that Skitter’s famous for making lol, she’s just a gentle, very loving soul, willing to make so many people who see her in person or via pics so happy :3
Perhaps some of the best expressions I’ve seen her make thus far, so heart-meltingly adorable and sweet, and as for that pic of her with her head looking at me from behind, that takes the cake! She is unbelievable affectionate, I just love her!
A fox is a creature that can stare into your soul and know the intents of your heart; not everyone can connect to animals so deeply. My mother wanted to see Skitter as well, and the little cute derp decided to groom my mom’s face lol XD Her cold wet nose startled my mom, but Skitter is just a beautiful and very loving vixen for sure!
The reassurance one can receive when a fox trusts you is a reassurance that is quite powerful and very profound; once you gain the trust of an animal, especially an exotic animal, you feel a type of peace that is very unique, it is trust that takes a long time to earn and must be maintained.
Skitter this morning, stretching out, making adorable sleepy fox faces which begged for a belly rub! That first pic? Yeah, it made my heart explode from the cuteness! :3