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Man saves 62,000 animals with his retirement money and opens a sanctuary

One day, on a cold evening a young blind fox was rescued from the side of the road. It was taken to Geoff Grewocock, who runs Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife sanctuary.

The fox cub was named Woody. At that time, he had over 150 ticks in him at the time of rescue. Even there was a bleak diagnosis, he recovered.


During his recovery, he would take meals with Orla, a greyhound, and would hang out with Bramble, his friendly deer.

Mr. Grewcock explained that Woody was brought to the sanctuary after a passerby spotted him. He is an outstanding fox and, he thinks he is a dog. They believe that his parents have abandoned him because of something that happened to him.

Mr. Grewcock stayed up at night and fed him every two hours during the peak of his illness. Shortly, he began life as a house fox.

Woody then became well acquainted with Bramble who Mr. Grewcock allows roaming around and Orla the pet Greyhound.


At the sanctuary which is Mr. Grewcock’s home, he looks after more than 80 animals and he says that woody has become very accustomed to his surroundings.

The vet said that he is about 90 percent blind. So they had to treat him like a blind person and, because of his sight, they can’t release him. But he is happy as a house fox and being with his friends Orla and Bramble.


When he takes Orla and Woody out for walks he often gets asked what dog breed Woody is.


Mr. Grewcock started this sanctuary after he retired in 2001. Since then his family and his supporters have collectively helped over 62000 animals. He used his pension to fund a lot of the costs.



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