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People want to get injured fox help near Patrick and Decatur

Posted at 11:25 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 02:41:23-05
People working at Gary Guy Wilson Architects near Patrick and Decatur say they've been keeping their eye on an injured fox for three days now.
"We noticed that he's not moving," said Lisa Briscoe. "He's been here a couple of days and we feel that something might be wrong."
Briscoe and her colleagues first noticed the fox on Sunday. They've been trying to get him help ever since.
"When he stood up, that's when we noticed he had been holding up his back hind leg and so he was hurt," she said.
They called Nevada Department of Wildlife but they were told not much can be done. Wildlife officials said if they came out to see the fox, they would have to euthanize him. They also told the Briscoe not to feed the fox any food or water.
"They informed us that the best option would be to leave him alone."
Dr. Joanne Stefanatos at Animal Kingdom Vetinerary Hospital says she has been helping wild animals for 45 years and would be more than happy to help the fox for free but she needs someone to bring the fox to her.
She suggested someone puts out a trap that you can get at Home Depot that won't harm the animal.
Dr. Stefanatos and 13 Action News don't want anyone to get hurt or to get rabies so we are not asking you to go handle the fox yourself.
As of Tuesday night, Briscoe says the fox is missing. But they are hoping he comes back around soon.