Foxes are usually considered wild animals rather than domesticated ones, but sometimes they end up as pets for various reasons. Take, for instance, Cropper. He was found by the Fox Project in Tunbridge Wells, England, and he was in bad shape. Thankfully, a man named Mike Trowler stepped in, and it changed both of their lives forever.
- The Fox Project was created in 1991. Two years later, they built a wildlife hospital that they’ve been using to treat about 700 foxes and 250 cubs every year. In other words, they’re doing some really good work.
- Cropper was in a very bad way when he was found. The Fox Project found him laying on the side of the road, injured and near death. When they took him in, they realized he suffered from toxoplasmosis and could never return to the wild again.
- He was nearly euthanized. It was the only option for Cropper. That is unless they could find someone to take him in. However, given that this was a wild fox we’re talking about, they didn’t think anyone would come forward. Thankfully, Mike Trowler did.
- Trowler is a retired engineer. He’s always loved foxes and found them fascinating, so when he heard Cropper needed a home, he was happy to welcome the little guy into his home. He’s rescued the animals before releasing them back into the wild before, so he had the experience necessary to look after Cropper.
- He got Cropper back in tip-top shape. After Cropper joined Trowler’s home, he was spoiled with lots of good food, comfy places to nap, long walks in nature, and loads of love from his new owner. Before he knew it, Cropper was back in perfect health.
- Cropper lived with Trowler for six wonderful years. He stayed in his new home until he sadly passed away. However, Trowler has never stopped giving foxes in need a loving home. He took in a new fox named Jack not long after Cropper’s death.