One chilly night, a young fox was rescued from the side of the road and taken to Geoff Grewcock, who runs the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. He Sheltered and taken care of the fox.
The fox cub had been named Woody and had over 150 ticks on him at the time of rescue, and despite a bleak prediction he recovered.
During his recovery he hung out with Orla, a greyhound and Bramble, a deer.
Mr Grewcock explained that Woody was brought to the sanctuary after being found by a passer-by. He said he is “an outstanding fox – and it thinks it’s a dog.”
“We think his parents just abandoned him, they maybe knew something was up with him and left him.”
Mr. Grewcock stayed up at night and fed him every two hours during the worst of his illness. Shortly after the fox finally overcame his illness and became a domesticated member of the household.
Woody then became very good friends with Bramble the deer and is allowed to roam around a property of Mr. Grewcock. Woody also doesn’t mind Orla, the pet greyhound.
The sanctuary is where Henry Bradley Grewcock, who looks after over 80 animals. He said that Woody had really been changing lately and became accustomed to his surroundings at the sanctuary, where he lives.
“The vet said he is about 90% blind,” Mr Grewcock said. “So we’ve had to treat him just like a blind person and because of his sight, we can’t release him, but he’s very happy as a house fox and being with Orla and Bramble.”
When he takes Orla and Woody for walks, people often ask which breed of dog Woody is.
“I’ve seen cars go past us and then put on their brakes as they think ‘what’s all that about’?
“He really turns heads. He’s beautiful, and does like custard cream biscuits we’ve discovered.”
When David Grewcock retired in 2001, he decided to turn his garden into a wildlife sanctuary. After retiring, he, his family, and his supporters have collectively helped more than 62,000 animals, using his pension to help fund the cost of feeding them.