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Aaliyah Allert-Storey

Amena stopped in her tracks when she heard scurrying in the garden shed. She could see nothing when she peered through the window. Opening the door a crack to look inside she saw a frightened pointy face and a great bushy tail.

 

As Amena leisurely approached the strange animal it pounced at her growling angrily, pushing her onto the damp grass. Amena had no idea what to do next.

 

While rapidly trying to think of ways to escape the situation, she slowly got up and dashed for the door. Whilst she ran reaching for the door and almost escaping, she heard the animal weep in pain and she realised that it did not want to hurt her but was asking for help.

 

She inspected the red fox noticing it had serious 3rd degree burns and heat damage all along its flaming, blood orange coloured fur and how it had looked malnourished and starving for quite some time, it had a look of sorrow and despair in its eyes but as Amena spoke kind words to the fox its eyes glistened as it realised that Amena didn’t want to hurt it she just wanted to help the fox.

 

She had realised that the fox had been in the forest fires that surrounded where she lived, of which had been filling the air with a lot of ash and dust, so it was dangerous for her to even be out at that time of day however, she brought the fox into the house so she could then help it, from the safety of her home and also get help from her vetenarian mother and use the products and cleaning supplies from the house to help the red fox which, Amena decided to call sandy.