DOES FOX REHABILITATION WORK?
When sick or injured urban foxes are spotted, wildlife rescue organisations are often called in to treat them. Many are taken to rehabilitation centres, before being released back at the same sites. Our research with the RSPCA, which involved radio-tracking wild and ‘rehab’ foxes, showed that animals temporarily removed from their territory can have difficulty reintegrating into their social group and may end up being displaced. In some cases, it is therefore better to treat a fox at the scene.
An injured fox receives medical treatment.