Ladies and gentlemen, meet Dawn – one of the Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary’s six resident foxes.
“Dawn was a young fox that was taken into a dog rescue centre as the member of public that found her thought she was a dog!” explains the Sanctuary (with an understandable exclamation mark). “When they realised, they brought her into us – but it was too late, because she was too tame and this meant that she wouldn’t be able to look after herself in the wild.” As a result, they remind us, “Dawn is not a pet, and we do not recommend any fox or wild animal as a pet.”
Quite right too, of course. But a teensy-weensy bit saddening – because one look at this video might just make you want to keep a fox as a pet. You have been warned.