Rescuing animals can be challenging and stressful, especially when they find themselves in difficult situations. Firefighters often excel in such situations, showcasing their persistence and precision.
Recently, fire captain Brian Vaughan responded to an urgent call where eight small, black-colored dog pups were found stuck in a drain. Initially believed to be abandoned black Labrador pups, the animals were successfully rescued by the fire brigade. However, upon closer inspection, it was discovered that they were not dogs but foxes.
The litter of foxes, commonly found in the areas surrounding the Rocky Mountains, was taken to the Humane Rescue Organisation after the rescue. Travis Sauder, Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Manager, explained that this time of year sees many animals giving birth in outdoor locations.
These firefighters in rescued what they thought were puppies from a storm drain… but it turns out they're red foxes!
What to do now?
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The plan is to reunite fox cubs with their mother, emphasizing the need for expert identification before rescue efforts, as misunderstandings with wildlife can lead to unintended consequences. The hope is for their swift return.