Woman sees elderly and blind Arctic fox dumped in dog shelter and jumps to save him

 "We have this connection that we don't even need any verbal communication for... I feel thankful and blessed that I have this opportunity to form this relationship with him."

The Arctic region is home to the Arctic fox. Typically, they reside near the sea in mountains and tundra.


The Arctic fox population is stable, there are several hundred thousand of them in the wild, and it is regarded as a species of least concern.

Despite the fact that foxes of all species are thought of as wild creatures, many people nevertheless desire to have one as a pet.

Only 15 states, nevertheless, permit fox ownership. Not all fox species are permitted in these 15 states.


Foxes are regarded as "inherently dangerous" undomesticated predators. Their high levels of energy, loudness, and instinctive drive to mark their territory make them difficult to care for.

Senior blind Arctic fox Archie was abandoned in a Colorado dog shelter when he was eight years old.

Either his owners were unable to adequately care for him or no longer desired him.


He came from Colorado and ended up at a Minnesota fox rescue, which he disliked. He didn't want to leave or see any other foxes while he was there.

He eventually found himself in Arctic Fox Daily Wildlife Rescue, a sanctuary for animals with a two-pronged rescue effort.

The first step is to offer foxes that have been born in captivity and cannot be released a permanent haven. The second phase entails rehabilitating native species to New York with the intention of putting the creatures back into the wild.

According to Kimberly DeFisher, founder of Arctic Fox Daily Wildlife Rescue, "When Archie first arrived here, he was definitely extremely timid, but what's really great is that Archie, fast-forward a little bit, has completely broken out of his shell."

Archie recognizes the word "treat" and consents to Kimberly touching him after she issues a warning.

Archie was born blind, but Kimberly explained to GeoBeats Animals that he occasionally crashes into things and remembers his boundaries. Lulu, another girlfriend of Archie's, keeps him company.

Archie and Lulu occasionally go on play dates with Tundra and Cleo, another fox couple from the refuge.

"Many people ponder why I devote so much time and effort to these animals, whom some may deem to be unworthy. I've seen the benefits of providing them with a happy life, and that has motivated me to work even harder to provide Archie with the happiest life possible," Kimberly added.


She said that Archie was living his best life and that the experience had been more satisfying than she had anticipated.

Many of the animals in Kimberly's care lack the instincts of their wild counterparts, she noted. They wouldn't be able to survive the weather, hunt, or gather enough food on their own.

She added that Archie is getting close to the typical age of an Arctic fox, which is around 10 years old. Kimberly is making sure he has a joyful, fulfilling final few years.

She said, "I feel grateful and blessed that I have the chance to develop this relationship with him.

This video has received over a million views, and many viewers have also expressed their admiration for Archie.

"Archie is really lovely. I'm so happy you saved him; kindness and love should always be shown to animals. He's still gorgeous, according to a comment.

There are no 'too old' or 'not worth the time and effort' animals. Another commenter said, "Thank you Arctic Fox Daily and everyone who recognizes the untold value of the animals that we coexist with.

Because of all the special requirements that require a lot of time and effort to meet, we hope that many people reconsider their desire to own a fox. Since they are much easier to care for at home, many dogs in shelters need homes.

See Archie the blind Arctic fox in the video down below!

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