When a woman named Wang saw what looked like an adorable white puppy, she thought it would fit in well with her family. Like many others wold, she brought the animal home and treated it with love and care.
It wasn’t until over a year later, Wang discovered her new furry friend wasn’t a puppy at all. It was a wild animal. But what?
Wang was forced to decide between letting go of the animal she had raised for a year, or keeping it in captivity. Keeping it might prolong their time together, but holding on to the beloved pet would mean potentially robbing it of a chance to flourish in the wild.
“The fur got thicker when it reached three-months-old,” Wang told American Web Media. “Its face became pointy, and its tail grew longer than that of a normal dog. Other pet dogs seemed to be scared by my pet, so I walked it on a leash.”
As others began to grow fearful, and the animal began turning its nose up at dog food. Wang knew she needed to ask an expert for help. She brought her pet to the zoo where zookeepers explained the truth.
Wang was confused, though she eventually came to rationalize the mistake. It is not uncommon in Asia to see foxes groomed and sold by unscrupulous breeders as other purebred dogs , like Japanese Spitzes, which can fetch a significant amount of money.
Wang thought carefully about what to do with the animal. She wanted it to live its best life, and if that was not with her, she didn’t want to keep it at home.
She decided to leave it under the care of the zoo, where it will be cared for daily and fed nutritious food. Wang may even be able to visit from time to time.