Call to leave cubs alone

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS IN BRIEF -

WELLMEAN­ING mem­bers of the pub­lic are be­ing urged not to pick up fox cubs and other young an­i­mals this sum­mer.

Each year staff at RSPCA wildlife hos­pi­tals face the task of rais­ing more than 100 cubs dur­ing the spring and sum­mer months.

Many of the cubs are brought in by people who be­lieve the an­i­mals have been aban­doned or or­phaned. In fact, their par­ents are of­ten wait­ing nearby and in many cases the cubs would have been bet­ter left alone.

The char­ity is also urg­ing people to avoid han­dling fledglings who ap­pear to have been aban­doned.

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