"This one had fallen in foundations which were too deep for [him] to jump out," Schwar continued. "We receive many [animals who] have been illegally poisoned, run over again, caught in netting, etc. Many of these injuries are completely avoidable."
This fox was most likely out exploring because the construction had forced his family to move out of their home. There is "no greater threat to animals' survival" than habitat loss due to various land developments, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The organization continues, saying:
Animals are killed outright when the bulldozers move in. Those who can flee the destruction, face uncertain futures-if they can find a new place to live, it will probably already be occupied by others of their species.
Fortunately, this fox's story has a happier ending than many other animals affected by humans.
After a good bath, the young cub looked like a fox again.