Woman sees elderly and blind Arctic fox dumped in dog shelter and jumps to save him

Someone special was required to look after this fox.The Arctic fox can be found all over the Arctic.They are most commonly found in mountains and tundra near the sea.

There are hundreds of thousands of Arctic foxes in the wild, and their populations are stable, making them a species of least concern.While all fox species are considered wild animals, many people want to keep one as a pet.

Only 15 states, however, allow people to own foxes.All foxes are not permitted in these 15 states.

Foxes are thought to be “inherently dangerous” and undomesticated predators.They are also difficult to care for because they are hyperactive, extremely loud, and have an innate desire to mark their territory.Archie is an elderly blind Arctic fox who was abandoned in a Colorado dog shelter when he was eight years old.

His owners either couldn’t care for him properly or no longer wanted him.He came from Colorado and ended up in a fox rescue in Minnesota, which he disliked.He didn’t want to come out or see other foxes while he was there.He ended up at Arctic Fox Daily Wildlife Rescue, a two-part rescue mission.

The first step is to provide a permanent home for captive-bred and non-releasable foxes.The second component is wildlife rehabilitation for native New York wildlife, with the goal of reintroducing the animals into the wild.

“When Archie first arrived here, he was definitely very reserved, but what’s really cool is that Archie, fast forward a little bit, has completely come out of his shell,” Arctic Fox Daily Wildlife Rescue founder Kimberly DeFisher shared.

When Kimberly warns him with the word “touch,” Archie understands the term “treat” and allows her to touch him.Kimberly told GeoBeats Animals that Archie bumps into things a few times and remembers his boundaries because he was born blind.Archie also has a girlfriend named Lulu who entertains him.

Archie and Lulu occasionally have play dates with Tundra and Cleo, another fox couple at the sanctuary.”A lot of people wonder why I devote so much time and energy to these animals that others may dismiss as unworthy.”I’ve seen the reward of giving them a happy life, and it’s made me even more determined to try harder with Archie, to see if I can give him the happiest life ever,” Kimberly said.

She mentioned that this experience had been more rewarding than she had anticipated, and that Archie was living his best life.Kimberly explained that many of the animals in her care lack the instincts of their wild counterparts.They couldn’t withstand the elements or hunt and gather enough food on their own.She also stated that Archie is approaching the age of ten, which is the average lifespan of an Arctic fox.Kimberly is making certain that he spends his final years happy and enjoying life.

“I’m grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to form this relationship with him,” she said.More than a million people have watched this video and expressed their admiration for Archie.

“Archie is stunning.I’m glad you saved him; every animal deserves to be loved and treated with respect.”He’s as stunning as ever,” one commenter said.

There is no such thing as a ‘too old’ or a ‘not worth the time and effort’ animal.”Thank you, Arctic Fox Daily, and everyone who understands the unfathomable value of the animals with whom we share our homes,” another commenter said.

We hope that many people reconsider wanting to own a fox because of all their special needs, which require a lot of time and effort to meet.Many dogs in shelters require a home and are much easier to care for in their own environment.