Hi friends! Reef the fox here with this week’s “Reef’s Report.” On Feb. 25,  I had my annual exam with our favorite veterinarian, Dr. Claudio at Mobile Pet Doctors. 

Annual exams are very important for all of the foxes here. We get our blood drawn, eyes, ears and teeth checked. I got a special blood test run to see if we can figure out what is causing me to have allergies. It might sound funny, a fox with allergies, but since I was born in captivity on a fur farm, my little genetics are very different from any wild fox out there. 

Since fur farmers don’t care about health or producing healthy animals, only producing pretty fur, a lot of us fur farm foxes have a lot of ailments that need ongoing attention. Other than that, the doctor said I am in perfect health, weighing in at 13.4 pounds. I’ve grown up a lot in the last year, that’s for sure. Stay tuned for an upcoming interview I did with Dr. Claudio for the Keys Weekly.

Speaking of growing up: My birthday is on March 28. Like, my real birthday. Sometimes mom doesn’t know the actual birthday of my other fox friends because they spent a long time on fur farms, but because I was a baby when I was rescued, we know my actual birthday. So there better be a big party for me. I’m expecting toys and treats and more toys and maybe a parade down U.S. 1 in my honor. 

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview I did with Dr. Claudio for the Keys Weekly.

Mom is currently fundraising for all of our annual exams. My exam alone was $560. Us foxes are well cared for, which means a lot of expenses. If you would like to help us out by making a tax-deductible donation, you can mail it to Pawsitive Beginnings, P.O. Box 1165, Tavernier Florida 33070 or go to our website at

Well friends, that’s all for this week. 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.