A worried member of the public had called the branch’s ‘Catline’ about four crying kittens he had found underneath his shed while removing the floor.
|The 'kittens' turned out to be fox cubs|
Welfare volunteer Jane Baynton soon drove out to pick them up but when she arrived she noticed the kittens looked rather unusual.
|One of the tiny day-old fox cubs|
When she realised the mistake, quick-thinking Jane rang the local Linjoy Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue for advice. Unfortunately, as the cubs now had the scent of humans and dogs on them, they couldn’t be put back as their mother would likely abandon them. Therefore, Linjoy Rescue took in the three girl cubs and one boy cub for hand-rearing.
|Jane Baynton, Derby Branch volunteer, with one of the cubs|
In the meantime, the volunteers at our Derby & District Branch can go back to doing what they do best, looking after cats and kittens.
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