Fortunately the people who found him knew how to handle wildlife. They tried to help the little fox find his den, and looked for other foxes in the area. But when it became clear that the lost baby was totally alone, they bundled the frightened fox up and brought him to Lindsay.
"Such a small baby fox couldn't possibly survive alone in the wild without his parents," Dr. Guthrum Purdin, veterinary director for the center, said in a statement. "I'm grateful someone found him and brought him to the wildlife hospital for care. It was his only chance for survival."
And help came just in time. At just 4 weeks old, he was dehydrated and underweight.