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Province warns public not to feed foxes after increase in sightings in Cartwright area

Foxes are one of the animals who often experience fear and pain while caught in a trap.
An advisory warning the public against feeding foxes has been issued by the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources after an increase in sightings of the animals near Cartwright. - Lynn Curwin

Fox killed recently in Rigolet tested positive for rabies

CARTWRIGHT, N.L.

Bears aren’t the only wild animals you shouldn’t feed.

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is warning of increased observations of foxes in the Cartwright area.

That’s concerning in light of a positive rabies diagnosis in a fox recently killed in Rigolet, an advisory from the department notes.

The public is reminded not to feed wildlife or leave unsecured food or garbage where animals can access it.

Dumping garbage in all areas outside of designated municipal waste disposal facilities is illegal.

Pet owners in Labrador are being encouraged to vaccinate their pets for rabies.

Any unusual behaviour in wild or domestic animals should be reported to conservation officers, wildlife enforcement officers, veterinarians, police or public health officials, the release notes.

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