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They saved a kitten – but realise they’ve made a mistake

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Martine Vos, a volunteer for the Limburg cat shelter in Belgium, received a call about a stranded kitten that she will probably never forget.

By Memoona Zahid

Published on the 11/10/2019, 20:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:38

A few days ago, Martine received a call. A man explained that he had just found a tiny black kitten who needed help. Without hesitation, Martine decides to go there and help the kitten.

Appearances can be decieving

They decided to take her to the shelter. When they got there, the volunteers of the shelter began to look everywhere to find the mother of this poor kitten. The kitten still needed its mother.

Unfortunately, the mother was nowhere to be found. So, Martine then decided to take the little ball of fluff to her home to look after her.

After a few hours, Martine realises that something is wrong. The kitten seems different from others. She then examines it from all angles and realises…it is not a cat. But what is it then?

A kitten like no other

Martine and a colleague decide to take the kitten to the vet to find out more. At the vet, the vet is shocked and knows only one thing for sure: it is a female. He doesn’t know anything else about what this animal, who looks like a kitten, could be.

The two volunteers then go to a specialised wildlife rescue. It is there that they learn that the little animal is no other than a baby fox. At the very beginning of their lives, foxes may be very dark. And above all, they look a lot like kittens.


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Posted by Cat Shelter Limburg on Friday, April 6, 2018

Conscious that she could not keep the fox with her, Martine explained that she was delighted to have been able to help her because she is passionate about wildlife. As for the baby fox, it will remain safe and will eventually be returned to the wild.