The Fox Man, Merseyside
Established in 2014 by the building of a fox unit at Freshfields Animal Rescue, I originally began taking in sick and injured foxes in my own time whilst under the employment of the above named rescue at which point I was carrying out maintenance work. As the Fox Man name became more mainstream, the calls increased and demand for help for sick and injured foxes in the North West area required me to start working full time (and in a lot of cases, outside of work hours) to ensure this demand for help was fulfilled. In 2019 I moved away from Freshfields Animal Rescue and set up as a not-for-profit organisation. Since 2014, with the help of my dedicated ambulance drivers, we have so far taken in over 200 foxes ranging from adults suffering from sarcoptic mange, injuries and various illnesses, to orphaned cubs requiring fostering and releasing via soft release programme in suitable areas.
I make myself available for emergencies 24 hours 7 days a week via my phone – 07572270432 and I endeavour to respond to messages via the page as soon as possible. I try to cover as many areas as possible, and current areas covered range from Wirral, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockport, Leeds, Cheshire and Sheffield. If I receive a message from outside of one of these areas I’ll do my best to put people onto a closer rescue who takes in foxes, and myself or one of my ambulance drivers will regularly drop off traps to capture sick/injured foxes and collect them if caught, always releasing them back where they were found once they’ve had treatment.