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Can you help Wild At Heart fight mange in foxes?

Wild At Heart Animal Refuge Centre in Lively is in need of large live traps, and is hoping generous members of the community can help.
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Mange is skin disease caused by parasitic mites that causes severe itching, hair loss, scabs and skin lesions. Photo supplied.
Wild At Heart Animal Refuge Centre in Lively is in need of large live traps, and is hoping generous members of the community can help.

The centre uses the coyote-sized traps to capture foxes with mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites that causes severe itching, hair loss, scabs and lesions on the skin.

Mange is treatable, but left untreated is not only terribly uncomfortable for the animal, but because of the hair loss, can cause the animal to die of exposure.

Wild At Heart usually has two traps, but one has gone missing (the centre would be grateful for info if anyone knows where it is) and one is in use in Markstay, leaving the centre with no ability to trap other animals in need.

Even with both traps in use, Wild At Heart said two is not enough for the number of calls they get regarding mangy foxes. If anyone can donate a trap or traps, the centre would greatly appreciate it.

Contact Wild At Heart (95 White Rd., Lively) can be reached by phone at 705-692-4478 or by email at mail@wahrefugecentre.org.


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