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The Fox Project

The Fox Project

Charity information

The Fox Project

We specialise in the Red Fox, operating a wildlife ambulance service, wildlife hospital, specialist wildlife information bureau and humane non-lethal fox deterrence service.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    The Fox Project is a charity dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release back to the wild of the Red Fox in South East England.

    Established in 1991, as a unique information bureau providing advice on the Red Fox to householders, animal welfare and conservation groups, national and local government, The Fox Project then went on in 1993 to begin a life long commitment to the hands on rescue of sick and injured foxes.

    Since our humble beginnings we have established an extensive organisation of volunteers responsible for rapid response local rescue, immediate medical treatment by a dedicated ambulance team, adult rehabilitation and in cub season, long term rehabilitation back to the wild of abandoned fox cubs.

    In an average year The Fox Project cares for some 700 adults and around 250 cubs. We operate 12 hours daily, 365 days a year.

    Since our establishment in 1991, we have persuaded most local authorities to abandon fox destruction in favour of provenly more effective humane deterrence methods pioneered by ourselves.

    Much of our work is carried out by unpaid volunteers, the remainder relying on individual donations, standing orders, gift aid and legacy pledges from supporters.

    All alone in the world? Not so long as The Fox Project is out there!

  • Aims

    The Fox Project aims to:

    • To relieve the suffering of wild animals in need of care and attention by provision of a dedicated ambulance service and wildlife hospital.
    • To advance public education of humane, non-lethal methods of 'control' of foxes and other wild mammals by means of zero or minimal direct intervention .
    • To advance public knowledge of the behaviour and ecology of foxes in order to facilitate greater understanding and co-existence between man and wild neighbour.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1044928

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 01892824111

    Address: The LodgeKings Toll RoadPemburyKent TN2 4BE

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