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Rehoming staff almost outfoxed
Fox cubs
A well-meaning passer-by thought the cubs were abandoned puppies
Staff at a dog rehoming centre in Warwickshire almost took in two unusual new residents.

Mistaking them for abandoned puppies, a member of the public took two newborn fox cubs to the Dogs Trust Kenilworth Rehoming Centre.

Staff at the centre informed the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, and the cubs are being hand-reared there.

Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity.

"These two cubs are tiny and if someone found them then it would be easy to think they might be puppies, said Stacey Clark, deputy manager of the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.

"Fortunately this kind-hearted passer-by did the right thing in bringing them to the centre - granted it was the wrong one."

Dogs Trust cares for more than 15,000 stray or abandoned dogs across the UK through its network of 17 centres.

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