Our goal is to rescue and provide care to orphaned and injured native wildlife.

Our Mission

At For Fox Sake, we believe that all wild animals deserve to live free lives as part of the natural ecosystem. When wild animals are orphaned, injured, sick, or otherwise in need of help, we work to stabilize, treat them and to release them to their native environment. We also help to educate the public to minimize human-wildlife conflicts, to protect both human health and the natural world.

Our History

Like most rehabilitation facilities, For Fox Sake started as a very small home-based facility. Our founder and executive director chose to specialize in the rescue of “rabies vector species”– skunks, foxes, and raccoons— because these animals are under-served due to the inherent risk and difficulty of their care.

After For Fox Sake was destroyed by a tornado on April 12, 2020, the community and general public came together to help rebuild. At that point, we knew it was time to incorporate as a 501(c)3 nonprofit and to expand our vision to include more educational programming and more advanced on-site veterinary care.

For Fox Sake remains a home-based rescue, and the vast majority of work— from animal care to social media management— is still done on-site by Russo, and by For Fox Sake’s skilled animal care apprentice, Erika Peel. We hope to ultimately expand the size and scope of our practice in the future.

Nonprofit Status

For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue is an accredited 501(c)3 nonprofit organization classified as a public charity. All donations made to For Fox Sake are tax-deductible under federal law. Our employer identification number (EIN) is 85-0724061.

Our board of directors includes:

  • Executive Director Juniper Russo, CWR
  • Secretary David Aborn, Ph.D
  • Treasurer Erich Bell
  • Aliya Rubenstein, Esq.
  • Jennifer Brownfield-Lewis

Contact Us

For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue
7907 Hamilton Mill Drive
Chattanooga , TN 37421


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