Shy Wolf Sanctuary announces death of silver fox Gracie
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – The Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples announced the unexpected death of one of their silver foxes, Gracie.
On Sunday morning, Gracie, 4, was found unresponsive and her other brother, George, another of their silver foxes, wasn’t doing well either.
Both foxes were taken to the emergency vet and CPR was performed on Gracie along the way.
Unfortunately, the Shame Wolf Sanctuary said Gracie’s heart had stopped and they were unable to bring her back.
George was stable and closely monitored overnight at the emergency pet hospital. He was taken to the sanctuary’s main veterinarian on Monday morning for further care. He was informed that he was suffering from a high fever that had begun to subside.
The reserve said nothing was found in their blood, X-rays and ultrasounds. Gracie performed an autopsy and found nothing obvious, so they are awaiting the results of the fox’s pathology report.
The reserve said Gracie enjoys playing with George and their mate, Milo. Gracie loves to be scratched and kissed and will make her fox meow whenever she gets excited or chases her brother around.
“Gracie is loved by everyone who has met her and she has a very special relationship with some of the volunteers and staff,” the reserve wrote in a Facebook post. “We love you fox Gracie and we miss you terribly.”