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Problems with Foxes?

Thinking of calling Pest Control? Thinking of spending vast amounts of money on Fox Consultation companies? Think again. Most fox  problems are seasonal and are usually related to fox cubs or juvenile foxes. Fox cubs born in your garden, will leave of their own accord usually in June to early July where they will start travelling further afield with the adult parents. Calling on Pest Control companies to kill the fox is not only cruel but a complete waste of your money. And only lines the pockets of the Company involved. What they do not tell you is usually in August these fox cubs will start to leave the area in search of a territory and mate of their own..

Just having an insight into what happens and when can save you hundreds of pounds and importantly without the cruelty that is involved. Please see our Calendar of Events Page to gain an insight as to what the foxes are doing in each month of the year (Foxes: calendar of Events)

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Welcome to the National Fox Welfare Society’s Website (NFWS) A site dedicated to the welfare of the UK Fox Population

Thank you for visiting our site and if you have any comments, suggestion or questions please email us here. Or send us an email at natfox@ntlworld.com.

We are a completely voluntary organisation that has been running now for over 20 years, dedicated to helping the Red Fox in the UK by providing rescues for sick and injured foxes, treatments for foxes suffering from Sarcoptic Mange, cage traps for critically sick foxes though still mobile. All our rescuers, Cage trap setters, fox cub fosterers, release site providers are all voluntary, so if you can help either financially by way of a donation or by joining our Society, this would greatly help our vital work continue. Furthermore if you are able to help hands on, please click on the appropriate link  below. In anticipation of your support, we thank you.

Sarcoptic Mange In Foxes

Sarcoptic Mange is one of the biggest conditions that we deal with, so if you are looking for advice, treatment, information or to just see where Sarcoptic Mange is occurring around the country please see our links below. In an average month we can send out a staggering 300 - 400 bottles. For treatment and information please see this page Sarcoptic Mange in Foxes

NFWS Member? Contact us for access to the Members Area


On the left of the page you will see a link to NFWS Members area, if you are a member please contact us for your username and password. Once inside the members area, you can type live to other members and share your observations and views with them. Also we have a members gallery of members fox photographs and Videos and lots more. If you are a Member email here natfox@ntlworld.com to get your username and passport.

The more Equipped Fox Rescuers we have across the country, the more foxes we can rescue. Often we have people volunteer their services free of charge to us in areas where we are desperate for volunteers. Unfortunately we can’t equip everyone with all the equipment that is needed ie Cage Trap, Graspers, Gloves, Carrier and Stretcher. In addition when foxes suffering from life threatening injuries or conditions are reported to us, often we have to put these cases onto a waiting list because we simply do not have enough cage traps to cover all calls. In one area sometimes we can have three people waiting for a trap, as each trap needs to be set for at least a week in our attempts to cage trap the sick foxes, you can see how sometimes, some foxes don’t get the help in time.

Can you help by purchasing some of this equipment and in doing so know the money you spend is helping many many foxes, not just one. Often donations can be spent on other items like mange treatments etc, but by purchasing directly from the supplier, you can ensure your donation is actually being spent on equipment.

Please see this link for more information:  Help Us To Equip A Fox Rescuer

Fox Watching: For some great nightly footage of foxes in Ireland why not visit Fox Heaven http://labtec1.camstreams.com/

Watch the local wild Irish Red Foxes that come to feed, play, and box in my front garden from dusk till dawn.Fox or cat will trigger light They show without fail every night you need patience but you will see them.Update January 13th 2014 7 visits last night fairly quiet its mating season so little interest in food first visit 00.21AM Gmt.last visit 02.55AM Gmt. In chat please change to a name thanks For LATEST PHOTOS please scroll down page to GALLERY and checkout my homepage. Thanks. Pablo.

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Big-Animal-Face Fox Break Out-T-ShirtsVisit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. What does the fox say? The above shirt Fox Breakout is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html



Big-Animal-Face Cartoon Fox T-ShirtsVisit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. The above shirt Cartoon Fox is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html




Big-Animal-Face Fox Cub Breakout 1 T-ShirtsVisit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. The above shirt call Of The Wild Fox is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html




Visit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. The above shirt Fox Cub Breakout 1 is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html



Big Animal Face Fox Face T-Shirts

Visit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. The above shirt Fox Face is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html



Big Animal Face Fox Fan & Proud T-Shirts

Visit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. The above shirt Fox Fan & Proud is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html


Big Animal Face Fox Fan T-Shirts

Visit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. The above shirt Fox Fan is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html



Big Animal Face Fox Cub Breakout T-Shirts

Visit our sister site for some great Big Fox Face T-Shirts. The above shirt Fox Cub Breakout is available in children’s sizes and adult sizes and also available in ladies Slim Fit V Neck T-Shirts  http://www.animal-face-t-shirts.com/animal-face-red-fox-t-shirts.html

Safe Release Sites Sought: Can you offer a safe release site for Fox cubs?

Have you got the facilities to take on a family of orphaned fox cubs for release.  A secure outbuilding where the fox cubs can stay to acclimatise to their new area prior to release. A site that once they are released that is safe and away from hunting in any form? If you answered yes, please do get in touch with us via email a.s.a.p.  Email NFWS here

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Fox Watching In the shadow of the fox by Martin Hemmington front cover photo of Pudding the fox

Fox Watching In the shadow of the fox by Martin Hemmington forward by Professor Stephen Harris (Second Edition)

Pudding the fox makes the front cover!

The author has much useful information on how to find, attract and watch foxes, as well as how to photograph them and how using wildlife cameras you can gain an insight into what is happening with the foxes when you are not able to observe them. How to become an amateur biologist, keeping records of the annual diet of your foxes, how to age a fox casualty and how to make casts of their footprints.

Martin Hemmington has been studying foxes for over 10 years when he wrote this book, during this which time his admiration for the fox grew so much that he formed the National Fox Welfare Society to which he has devoted himself full time for over 20 years

Fox Watching In the shadow of the fox is due out in November 2014 if you would like to either pre-order the book or have an email sent to you when the book is ready please follow the link below.

Pre-Order your copy here or set up an email alert when the book is ready

 For those of you considering buying a wildlife Trail camera for your fox watching whether it is from your garden or fox watching site the Trail cameras are all-in-one photo and video recording cameras, weatherproof with long battery life's. Activated when motion is detected & able to record footage both day and night. We have teamed up with a Trail Camera Company and for anyone purchasing the new book Fox Watching will automatically qualify for a £10.00 off a Wildlife Camera, so not only do you get a brilliant camera you in fact get the book for free.

Fox Watching: In the shadow of the fox

New 2nd Edition available November 2014