Fox found on roof of Duquesne Club recovering at Humane Animal Rescue

November 15, 2018

A gray fox found on the roof of the Duquesne Club in Downtown Pittsburgh is being treated at Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Center in Verona.

The rescue said it is unsure how the fox made his way to the top of the building, but the fox is resting comfortably, according to a post on the Humane Animal Rescue’s Facebook page.

“Our licensed rehabilitators examined the fox upon admission, discovering that he is healthy & does not require medical treatment,” the post read.

The fox was spotted Thursday on the roof of the storied Downtown club.

“The Duquesne Club has been visited by princes, politicians, musicians and movie stars and as of today -- a fox on the roof,” an Instagram post from the club read.

Humane Animal Rescue staff members are working in conjunction with the state Game Commission to plan its release back into the wild. Possible release sites are limited because of the coming colder weather and gray foxes cannot be placed in areas with red foxes, according to the post.

“The fox’s new territory will need be appropriate for survival, containing elements of cover, as well as access to food,” the Facebook post read. “We expect to release him soon.”

Rescue staffers have rehabilitated more than a dozen foxes this year, costing an average of nearly $140 per week, per animal.

People who want to help care for the fox can donate to the organization via humaneanimalrescue.org/donate and select “Injured Wildlife” as the designation.

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