Foxy is quite old for a street dog. Not many dogs survive as long as he did on the streets. One person says that he was on the streets 8 years ago.
Foxy was a very thin little dog with very matted hair. He would be seen around the town centre, doing his round of the bins. At nights he seemed to sleep near a shop in our neighbourhood outside of the town centre. The boys would throw bits of food to him and he eventually started to follow them around. He would tolerate being touched but never particularly wanted attention. Quite often Foxy would be shot at. Sometimes by people who didn’t want a street dog in the area and other times by children for their own sick amusement. After being shot several times with an air rifle, his wounds became infected and he was quite ill and just lay on the grass. Two very sick boys saw this as an opportunity to go and kick him nearly to death. Foxy disappeared for a few days and we worried that he had gone off to die. Days later he reappeared but in a sorry state. We cleaned his wounds and gave him food. Later that day, it began to snow and we knew his chances of survival were small so we took him in. Foxy lived with us for 10 months before he initiated and contact or made a show of affection. He is now a very mischievous little boy who is loved and spoiled. He does have trust issues and cannot be trusted with strangers.