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Shampoo and massages for poorly fox suffering from mange

By Rob Smith | Much Wenlock | News | Published:

A poorly fox is being cared for with aloe massages at a wildlife centre after being found caught in a trap.

The fox is being treated in Much Wenlock

The young red fox was brought to Cuan Wildlife Rescue near Much Wenlock on Saturday with painful, dry skin after being found by two women near Walsall.

Centre manager Fran Hill said it was one of the worst cases of mange she had ever seen.

The fox's case of mange is one of the worst seen by centre manager Fran Hill

On social media she said: "Two lovely ladies brought it to us after being caught in a RSPCA trap.

"They and many of their work colleagues have been support-feeding the family of foxes in the Walsall area.

"Recently the mum and another fox had been found dead, so they realised that something needed to be done.

The fox was found in the Walsall area

"He's suffering from sarcoptic mange and possibly the worst I’ve seen, so first a lovely bath in malacetic shampoo, then lots of aloe gel all over the sore broken dry skin.

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"He really enjoyed this part."

She said the fox was eating and sleeping well.

Dani Peat from the centre gave an update on the fox's condition on Monday. She said he had been given a second bath and was being wormed.

"He's got a long way to go," she said. "Fortunately he's got some weight on him, he's thin but he's not emaciated."

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith
Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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