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Rescued Foxes Won’t Leave Their Savior's Side

Rescued Foxes Won’t Leave Their Savior's Side

Homer’s Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.  And some of them come from as far away as County Kilkenny in Ireland.

Patsy Gibbons found two abandoned fox pups and, while most people would simply have done nothing, devoted himself to nursing them back to health.  Grainne and Minnie, as the pups were eventually named, made a full recovery—but, rather than returning to the wild, in loyal canine fashion chose to remain with their human savior instead.

Beloved by local children, Gibbons, Grainne and Minnie have been on the receiving end of many invitations to speak in local schools.  Gibbons often makes such appearances, welcoming the opportunity to give students some hands-on exposure to the importance of humane treatment of wildlife.

"I now have people from all over the country and indeed the UK asking me for advice on looking after foxes," Gibbons told the Irish Examiner.  "I'm no expert and I'm still learning from them day-to-day (but) I'm happy to advise as a lay person." (h/t:designyoutrust,irishexaminer)

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