Saving Our Wildlife
We are a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured native animals. We have a special focus on saving under-served wild animals including skunks, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, reptiles, and amphibians.
For Fox Sake is permitted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, with special authorization for species considered high-risk for rabies. We also professionally certified through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, and maintain care that meets or exceeds all standards set by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Additionally, we are licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to possess and exhibit native animals.
We believe that all wild animals deserve to live freely in the natural world whenever possible, but to be protected from unnecessary death and suffering. As humans, our pets, our cities, and our farms continuously intertwine with the wild world, wild animals often become orphaned or injured and need our help.
We work tirelessly to rescue orphaned, injured, and sick wild animals, with a particular focus on under-served, high-need species such as bobcats and foxes. We promote peaceful coexistence to protect animals and humans alike from unnecessary conflict.
Our patients return to nature after 90-120 days of rehabilitation in human care. This ensures proper recovery time and disease quarantine while respecting the animal’s right to a free life in the natural world.
How You Can Help
You can donate securely through PayPal, credit, or debit here. Financial donations help with cage construction, veterinary care, fresh food, and other items that can’t be mailed or sent through our wish list.
Have a look at our fun merchandise at Teespring. 100% of proceeds go directly toward the care of our patients.
See Our Wishlist
Our patients are always in need of item donations. You can have a look at our current needs by checking out our wishlist at Amazon.com
Donate by Mail
We can accept check, money order, or item donations at:
For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue
7907 Hamilton Mill Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Get In Touch
If you have a wildlife emergency in the state of Tennessee, please call or text:
1 (855) 252-9683
Please be mindful that we are extremely busy caring for our current patients, and may not be able to immediately return or answer your call.
For emergencies outside the state of Tennessee, or if you are unable to reach us promptly, please see Animal Help Now for a full directory of rehabilitators.
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