In the big Arctic wilderness, there’s a special fox named Archie who needed some extra care. Arctic foxes like him live in the wild, not as typical house pets. Even though they are energetic and loud, some people want them as part of their family.
Archie, an old blind Arctic fox, traveled from Colorado to a fox rescue in Minnesota and finally found a home at the Arctic Fox Daily Wildlife Rescue. Created by Kimberly DeFisher, this place has two goals: giving a forever home to foxes like Archie and helping wildlife get back to the wild.
“When Archie first came here, he was shy, but now he’s opened up a lot,” shared Kimberly.
Archie is special not just because he’s blind but because he understands words like “treat” and “touch.” Even though he can’t see, he knows his way around by memory. “Touch” is an invitation for him, connecting him with his caregiver.
Archie’s story gets heartwarming when he meets his girlfriend, Lulu. They have playdates with another fox couple, Tundra and Cleo, making a unique fox community in the sanctuary.
Kimberly takes care of Archie because she believes every creature, no matter their age or challenges, deserves happiness. Many animals, like Archie, can’t survive in the wild and need special attention.
As Archie gets older, Kimberly makes sure his last years are happy. The reward, she says, is beyond expectations, just like the love from over a million people who care about Archie.
In a world where we usually see extraordinary things, Archie’s story reminds us that even regular beings can make strong connections. The comments show that every animal, no matter their age or kind, is valuable.