How You Can Contribute
There are many ways in which you can help The Canid Project, from monetary donations, to shopping our Amazon wish list, to volunteering. We thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts for any contributions; we could not do this without you.
Become a One-Time or Monthly Supporter
Sponsor A Fox Monthly In Our Care!
For the 2019 season we currently have four foxes in our care. Two are orphaned kits, who are 12 weeks old, as of April 25, 2019. These kits will remain in our care until August or September, and will have been in our care a total 6 months at the time of their release. The other two are adults who will be with us for long-term rehabilitation.
What does each fox costs The Canid Project a month for basic care?
When healthy orphaned foxes come in we first take them to the vet for a full checkup. This runs us about $100 per fox, on average. Below are the very basic recurring costs we see each month for foxes in our care, this is not counting cleaning products, toys, enrichment, crickets, pine shavings, enclosure maintenance.
Food for one fox which consists of frozen whole prey chicks and mice, chunked rabbit and turkey, chicken breasts and gizzards, various fruits and veggies, eggs, and high quality high protein dog food, costs an average of $7 a day, $49 a week, $196 a month.
Vaccinations we administer ourselves run about $10 per fox.
Monthly Heartworm and Flea preventation is $5 a fox.
So, it’s an average of $200 a month for each fox to cover food, heartworm/flea prevention and yearly vaccinations. We currently have four foxes in our care for the 2019 season, which means our monthly bill for these basic necessities for all four comes to $800.
How you can help by sponsoring a fox in our care:
Sponsor a fox on a recurring monthly plan below. You can cancel at any time.
When you sponsor a fox you will receive exclusive monthly email updates and photos of the foxes you are sponsoring!
Other Ways To Help
We go through a lot of frozen mice and chicks for the foxes. It is super important that we add this as part of their diet because of the levels of calcium the whole animal, bones and all, provide. It also gets them used to the smell, feel, and look of the wild rodents and birds they will find on their own in the wild, thus providing them with more for their skill set once they are released. If you'd like to contribute, we order from perfectprey.com. The foxes go through about 12 of each a day, which is roughly 336 mice and 336 chicks a month. We order the packs of 25 of LARGE ADULT MICE and DAY OLD CHICKS. Thank you! Please have them shipped to: The Canid Project ATTN: Amy Shutt, 7809 Jefferson Hwy, Suite G, Room 2, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 and email me the tracking info so I can be available to accept the perishable package: email@example.com
Our Amazon Wish List is full of the things we need for our state-permitted Fox Rehabilitation program. As we are just starting out, you will see quite a few things that are big one time purchases, but also many everyday items for the foxes in our care that we will need like food, gloves, medical items, fleece blankets etc. We appreciate every item that is purchased and sent our way. Please write a note when purchasing so we will know who to thank!
Are you a rural land owner in Louisiana? Open to speaking with us about using your land as a release site for our rehabilitated orphaned red and gray fox kits once they are ready for release? If so, even if just to get more information, please click that 'Contact Us' button to the left and contact us today!
Are you a hunter in the process of cleaning out your freezers or just want to contribute some of your kills to the foxes? If so, please click that 'Contact Us' button to the left and contact us today!
Do you want to make a difference for wild canids? Volunteers are essential to our success!
If you have the time, expertise, or talent that would benefit our small 501c3 nonprofit, please fill out an application. Not all positions require the candidate to live in the Baton Rouge, LA area, so please inquire if you live outside of our organization's city.
Join our team and become an integral part of The Canid Project!
We are currently seeking volunteers to help us in the efforts below. Experience is fantastic, but not required!
Educational projects and data entry
Fundraising and sponsorship
Enrichment programs for the foxes
Public relations, Marketing, and Advertising
Monthly Newsletter writing and maintenance
Grant writing (experience required)
Bookkeeping/Accounting (experience required)
*Please note that the foxes in our care are only a small part of this organization. When we do have foxes in our rehabilitation program they are wild and will be released back into the wild. We limit human interaction with our foxes, and have volunteers who are rabies vaccinated (which we require) and are trained in the care of foxes in a rehabilitation setting. There are currently no volunteer positions available for fox care.
Please fill out the volunteer contact form below. Thank you!