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ANIMAL RESCUE: Rickmansworth mother and daughter save two fox cubs in dramatic rescue

 Published on: 20th April 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A mother and daughter from Rickmansworth who volunteer at Chris Wicks Wildlife Rescue (CWWR) have helped save a number of fox cubs in recent rescue callouts.

Laura Waller and her 12-year-old daughter Ellie have been busy during baby animal season helping rescue trapped foxes and delivering them safely to CWWR at Stockers Farm.

Laura told RickyNews: “We began volunteering because Ellie loves animals basically and wanted to help look after them. 

“It was a hugely rewarding experience, nothing like anything we’ve ever done before but it felt amazing to give the Cubs a chance. As Chris said when we got them to him, we really did save their lives.”

During Laura and Ellie’s first callout, the pair worked together to rescue four cubs who had hidden in the floor of an extension.

Laura laid on the floor and tempted the cubs out with sausages and passed them to Ellie, who safely put them in a box and took them to Stockers Farm.

The next call out involved a lone female cub who got her head stuck in a fence panel. Together Laura and Ellie manoeuvred the fence and the fox wiggled herself free. She is now being cared for by Chris and his team of volunteers until she is old enough to be released into the wild.

CW Wildlife Rescue is a charity that depends on donations to help all the animals that come to the wildlife sanctuary for care. 

Volunteers are currently fundraising £3,000 to buy an animal ambulance van to help wildlife in and around Rickmansworth.

Click here to find out more or donate to the project.

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1 Comment

  1. Hazel Carmichael April 20th, 2021, 8:34 pm

    Well done Laura and Ellie!

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