An RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) says the moment she returned a rehabilitated fox to the wild marked “one of the best parts” of her job.
RSPCA officer Paula Milton was contacted after the fox cub was found collapsed in Pontardawe on 22 June, having been involved in a road traffic collision.
The cub came into the care of the RSPCA, but fortunately was found to have no broken bones and only two wounds to one of her back legs.
She was taken for veterinary care, where she was given antibiotics while the wound cleared. Rehabilitation continued for a further two weeks – before AWO Milton was able to return the fox to the wild, at the same location of the accident, last Wednesday (4 July).
AWO Milton said: “This poor fox cub was involved in a road traffic accident around three weeks ago, on June 22.
“We’re grateful to the member of the public who found the cub, and contacted us. Fortunately, we were able to help this fox make a full recovery.
“Rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife is a huge part of the RSPCA’s workload that perhaps doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.
“It was a heart-warming moment to return this fox cub to the wild, at the same spot she was found, by the Ynysforgan roundabout in Pontardawe. It’s truly one of the best parts of my job.”
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