Health agency mishandled baby fox

May 07, 2013

I initially loved The Sun's story about the baby fox rescue, although it's ironic the firefighters were the ones who ended up helping, being unable to get hold of people and agencies who are supposed to be there.

But I was horrified by how it all ended ("Rescued fox pup put down for fear of rabies," May 5). What on earth is a health agency doing taking over an animal matter? Worse yet, the Harford County agency decided to put the animal to sleep, claiming they needed to test for rabies — even while admitting the fox hadn't bitten or scratched anybody.

The firefighters were the ones who encountered and tried to assist the fox so if they didn't feel threatened, what was the problem? For a health institution, I think they are very sick.

C.A. Herman, Pikesville

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