Chesapeake woman finds her missing, pet fox dead


UPDATE: Emily Dietz tells 10 On Your Side she located her fox, but he is dead. It is unknown how he died at this time. 

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake woman is asking the community for help to find her pet fox that went missing on Tuesday. 

Emily Lusk Dietz said in a post on her Facebook that she believes her domesticated, red fox escaped her Brentwood home after one of her roommates let it into her garage, giving him access to the outdoors. 

Dietz says she has a legal permit through the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to have the fox in her home and also claims he has a microchip. 

“He has brain damage and isn’t as smart or quick as most foxes. He may come up to you to play, he will most definitely try to play with other dogs. He’s a sweetheart and I’m dying without him,” Dietz said in the post. 

The post has received over 1,000 shares since being published. 

Dietz is offering an $800 reward for the safe return of her fox and is asking anyone with information to call (423) 838-4341. 

10 On Your Side’s Marielena Balouris will have more on this story beginning at 4 p.m on WAVY News 10. 

Stay on for the latest. 

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