The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has said that the fox found on Lantau last week is still in their care and is being kept for further observation.
In an update to Around DB and Life on Lantau this week, it said that the young male fox’s condition is stable and that it is providing it with a quiet space to rest.
The fox was originally spotted in the catchwater in South Lantau on July 12 and then again on July 14. It has been identified as an arctic marble fox, a relative of the red fox that has been bred specifically for its unique markings.
A spokesperson for the SPCA said that the fox is “still skinny and nervous,” and that its team will be running tests for rabies and other infections. The society has yet to determine where the fox can go and what the best decision is for its safety.
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