An orphaned fox cub is being cared for after being abandoned at the side of the road with a plea for help written on a Greggs bag.
The little animal, which is being looked after at an RSPCA wildlife centre, was found in a carrier box in the village of Langley Moor, Co Durham, on 24 May.
With it was a note which read: “My mam died – help me.”
Image: The message was written on a Greggs paper bag RSPCA rescue officer Shane Lynn, who collected the cub and took it to the vets for a check-up, said: “It is heartbreaking what happened to this poor fox cub but we are so grateful that he was found and is now in a safe place where he can recuperate.
“It is very sad that he isn’t growing up in the wild with his mum but we are so grateful to all the members of the public for contacting us about him and taking the time to rescue and save his life.
“It’s a lovely reminder that there’s so many wildlife friends out there.”
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Image: The little animal is now in a ‘safe place’ The RSPCA has reminded members of the public that if they see a wild animal they believe to be orphaned, it should be monitored in case its mother is nearby.
If there are no signs of any parents after 24 hours, they should visit the RSPCA website for advice on next steps.