Maciek is a polar fox who, in September of 2019, was rescued from a fur farm by activists from Otwarte Klatki (Open Cages Poland).
Since he was rescued, Maciek has been living in a home sanctuary where he’s loved and taken care of. Even though he lost his paw due to his previous owners’ negligence, he’s been enjoying his life outside of the fur farm and just being his sassy little self.
This year, Maciek experienced snow for the first time. And his reaction was simply heartwarming!
Photos are by Andrew Skowron from Otwarte Klatki.
Maciek was rescued by activists after they found out he was wounded
It turned out he had a severe paw injury and he didn’t get any veterinary care
The doctors fought to save his paw for weeks, but in the end, it had to be amputated
However, having 3 paws doesn’t stop him from having fun and experiencing snow for the first time
His dog friend Klara showed him that snow is supposed to be fun
But Maciek wasn’t that convinced at first
Finally, he caved and gave it a chance. Apparently, he loves snow!
He needed to regain his energy
So that he could go chase Klara once again!
They were both puppies when they first met, so they treat each other as siblings
Maciek got very lucky and gets to live the best life. But he’s also an ambassador for all the foxes still killed for fur
Watching Maciek’s first experience with snow proves that foxes need running and fun!
And he knows his caretakers won’t stop until all the animals get what he was lucky enough to get—justice