River is a female red fox. She came to live at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in August of 2018 when she was only a few months old.
River is much braver than her brother, Rumi, despite her smaller size. She has a ton of energy and isn’t afraid to express her opinions! She is more relaxed in front of people and enjoys watching all of the activity at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. She is very attached to her brother and often will stack herself right on top of him.
River lives with her brother, Rumi. We couldn’t be happier to be able to keep these deserving rescues together. When they first moved here, they met our beloved Romeo, however they didn’t much care for each other; Romeo is too old for their craziness!
Foxes have a wide range of vocalizations and she is not afraid to use each one! Trying to get good photos of River and Rumi is a challenge; they rarely sit still when a camera is nearby!
Our beautiful River is a red fox. She comes from a long line of captive-bred foxes who originally came from fur farms. River’s parents were bred at an exotic animal breeder in Virginia. She and her three siblings were meant to be sold into the pet industry.
Virginia passed a law prohibiting the ownership of foxes as pets. That was good news for future foxes, but that meant these fox kits needed sanctuary! With nowhere to go, River and her siblings were placed in foster care in Ohio while caring folks looked for places for them to live. We were thrilled to give this beautiful girl and her handsome brother Rumi a safe and loving forever home.
River bonded with the caring folks who helped care for her when she needed it. After a year with us, she is finally feeling comfortable being touched. She also experienced her first belly rub! She is still very wild at heart, but we hope she soon learns to trust us and fully enjoy all the perks of sanctuary life!