Welcome to our Mange Gallery. These photos should help you identify sarcoptic mange in wild canids such as the coyote and fox. If you aren’t sure, or you have any questions whatsoever, please give us a call @ 1-855-WILD-HELP to speak with a specialist or send us an email.
If you come across a fox or a coyote that you believe has mange please give us a call at the Wildlife Hotline or send an email (or photos) to [email protected] Take note of where the animal was seen, how it was acting, and what time of day it is, and how often you see it. If you believe that you will have a reasonable chance of getting food to the animal, please consider signing up for our ‘Mange by Mail’ program. With a minimum donation of $20 we can MAIL the medication to treat mange to your home. This $20 covers the $9 of shipping we pay, plus the cost of the medication and supplies. If you are at all capable of giving more, our patients would sincerely appreciate it! The medication we send comes in a vial, with syringes to draw it up. Then the medication can be injected into canned dog food, or various meat products, and left out for the sick animal. ONE DOSE of this medication can drastically change the survival rate of these animals. A repeated dose, two weeks later, would be preferable, but is often not possible because the animal FEELS so much better after one dose that they go back to natural behavior of hunting for food and will not eat handouts again. We ship SIX DOSES in one bottle when you sign up for this program. If you fail and a raccoon eats the bait you put out, you’ll have 5 more tries before you’ll run out of meds. Enclosed in the package are full instructions on the medication, how it’s used, how to use a syringe, how to bait them, etc. If you ever have questions not covered by that documentation please feel free to call us, day or night.