Every day, millions of foxes suffer barbaric conditions on fur farms. This inhumane practice still exists purely for the sake of fashion. However, some are fortunate enough to be rescued from this cruel fate. This is the heartwarming story of a red fox named Frania who was saved from a Polish fur farm.

Open Cages are running a fundraiser throughout December to fight for an end to this cruel, outdated industry, one that recently seems on the brink of collapse.

This is a really special opportunity to help foxes in need, especially as any new £8 monthly donations mean that Open Cages will get a £20 bonus gift from a major donor.

Act now by donating or sharing the fundraiser!

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A few months ago, Open Cages activists investigated a Polish fur farm for cases of negligence

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Foxes were found scared and starving in tiny metal cages

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The rusty, hard bars of the cages hurt the foxes’ paws in the little space they had

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They tried to reach for freedom, while others didn’t manage to survive

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Some had managed to escape. One of those was a little red fox

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She was found alone and dirty near the cages, searching for any scraps of food

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Open Cages’ activists gained her trust and managed to rescue her

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She was taken to the vets as she was suffering and in pain

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She received all the medical treatment she needed to restore her health

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She was still afraid of humans, but was brave throughout her checkups

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They named her Frania

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Soon after her vet visit, Frania began to settle into her new safe home

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Free from harm, her inquisitive nature began to show

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She began to interact with her fellow rescued friends, an opportunity that she never had when on the fur farm

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Her renewed health and confidence truly began to shine

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She started to explore more and feel the fresh grass beneath her paws

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She finally had the space to follow her senses and smell scents she’d never experienced before

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She started to play with toys

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And root around in the dirt

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A whole new world was wide open to Frania to explore

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Safe from the fur farm and her tiny cage, she is now free to express her natural behaviors and live life to the fullest

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All foxes deserve to live a happy and carefree life like Frania. Unfortunately, her friends still continue to suffer on fur farms

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But this can change. Hope is on the horizon for foxes as now, more than ever, the end of the fur industry is in sight

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Poland and Estonia are close to achieving a final fur ban that would save millions of foxes each year

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But they need your help

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Open Cages are saying “NO” to fur farming to save foxes like Frania from cruelty. And you can join by donating to the fundraiser and sharing with your family and friends!

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