Coral the fox attends the Blessing of the Animals at Ocean Reef in North Key Largo on Jan. 15. Pictured are Coral, Nicole Navarro, of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc., and Jay Holmes. CONTRIBUTED

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report”. 

This past Saturday, my little sister Coral had the chance to visit Ocean Reef as a special guest for their annual Blessing of the Animals. Mom said everyone there was so nice and wanted to learn all about us. Coral got to meet some four-legged friends and got blessed by Minister Bob Henley. She got her official Ocean Reef bandana afterward. 

I think it’s pretty darn cool that they were invited. You might be wondering why I didn’t go, since my name is Reef. Well, I will tell you why. Although when I was younger I was quite the social fox, now that I’m almost 1 year old (can you believe it), I prefer staying at home and just being with my mom and my fox friends. I do like it when people visit me (sometimes) but as for being out in public, that’s a big nope. Maybe I’ll change my mind some day and get back into the in-person public relations role, but for now, Coral can handle that side of things.

On Friday, Jan. 21, is the big gala for the Upper Keys Humane Society. It goes from 6-10 p.m. at the fabulous Baker’s Cay Resort in the Cayview South Ballroom. Tickets are $100 each and that comes with dinner and two drinks. There will be auction items and a place to pledge amounts to help fill the brand new shelter that they are breaking ground on this year. There will be different levels of pledging and then those donors names will go on a plaque in the new shelter for everyone to see! How cool is that?

Upper Keys Humane Society (UKHS) recently was granted their long-awaited building permit from the county and will break ground this year. The new shelter will have a surgical suite, added dog kennels and a space to quarantine new intakes.

If you are interested in going, you can call my friend Angie at 305-522-0260 to get your tickets. UKHS has been so good to us foxes, so you should definitely go and support them or if you can’t make it, please consider sending them a donation to help fund this amazing project. I wonder if I can go help dig the holes for the new foundation? I’m a very good digger.

Anywho, that’s all for this week. If you have foxy questions you can email me at [email protected] or check us out at

Until next time, Reef, over and out!

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Reef was born on a fur farm on or around March 28, 2021. He was able to be rescued when his mother and siblings started to reject him. Reef is missing toes on his front, right paw and the tip of his tail is missing due to injuries sustained in his short time on the fur farm. Reef arrived at Key Largo on May 6, 2021 by Nicole Navarro, of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc.