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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1995
It looked like it was curtains for Fauna, the blind fox who for 10 years has charmed visitors at Santa Catalina Island's Airport in the Sky. An inoperable cancerous tumor was found in the animal's right ear earlier this summer. The animal's only hope was an experimental laser surgery--developed at the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic at UC Irvine--which involves injecting a laser-sensitive dye in the tumor. The operation worked. Fauna returned home in July and has fully recovered.
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WORLD
July 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Britain's hotly debated legislation to ban fox hunting cleared the House of Commons as hunt supporters with hundreds of dogs protested noisily outside. The bill now goes to the House of Lords, where pro-hunting peers are likely to fight it. Although opponents of fox hunting insist that it is a cruel practice, supporters say it is a traditional and important way to control the fox population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2003 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Imperiled foxes on Santa Cruz Island will likely go extinct unless the National Park Service removes golden eagles, a protected species, through bold means, perhaps even shooting them, a new study concludes. Such a draconian step may be necessary because the eagles have eaten so many of the diminutive foxes that the animals are spiraling toward extinction, three experts write in an article appearing today in the journal Science.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1991 | THUAN LE
In April, an outpouring of public support persuaded authorities to rescue the Freeway Foxes from their dangerous den alongside a 1-mile extension of the Costa Mesa Freeway. Now, two pups from that family of foxes are waiting to be named and have a new home built for them in Orange County. After their capture, the mother fox and her four pups were taken to the Los Angeles Zoo. Last month, two female pups were brought to the Orange County Zoo at Irvine Regional Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1988 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
The red fox was no more than 3 weeks old when mechanics at the Hyperion sewage treatment plant saw it wandering on their property near El Segundo. It was disoriented and so tiny that it could barely open its eyes. For nearly a week after that May day, the fox, a female, lived in a cardboard box in the Hyperion ocean-monitoring laboratory, amid racks of test tubes and a crowd of biologists who cooed at it and fed it every three hours like doting new parents.
NEWS
May 3, 1991 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capturing a family of foxes whose presence threatened to delay the opening of a section of freeway in Costa Mesa cost the California Department of Fish and Game about $25,000 by tying up 33 state officials on the project, including many of the agency's top administrators in Sacramento, according to an estimate calculated Thursday by state officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An endangered San Joaquin kit fox is living at a Bakersfield zoo after authorities said it survived being shot and poisoned. The animal was rescued earlier this year by an animal control officer who found the animal having convulsions. Staffers at the Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital said the kit fox had been poisoned and shot in the leg, which was amputated. After recovering, the adult male fox was taken in by the California Living Museum. Kit foxes are about the size of a large house cat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1992
A bitter dispute over the fate of the Ballona Wetlands red foxes has lead to the conviction of a former animal rights organization official charged with making a threatening telephone call to the leader of a rival environmental group.
NEWS
November 29, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a showdown between town and country, the British Parliament on Friday demanded the death sentence for "Tallyho." Hunting with hounds should be criminalized, the House of Commons voted, 411-151, after debate fraught with passion and history. The spectacle of red-coated riders and packs of hounds coursing through the winter countryside is likely to survive another year or two, but the vote means that it may not outlast the millennium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1986 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
Red foxes, which are preying on dwindling populations of two endangered bird species at a Seal Beach wildlife refuge, will be trapped and sent to zoos or released to the wild as soon as a relocation plan is devised, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman said Monday.
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