Missing pet fox deceased, Fairborn resident says

A missing silver fox apparently has been euthanized.

Owner Chloe Kristensen of Fairborn posted on our Facebook social media site that the fox was put down by the city.

“They did not bother to look for a permit holder in the area,” she wrote. “This is unjust and people are outraged.”

Kristensen said she hopes this incident will be a catalyst to the creation of city protocol regarding domestic animals other than dogs and cats.

Sept. 9, 2014:

Fairborn resident Chloe Kristensen is looking for her pet silver fox, which she fears may have been sold on Craigslist.

Kristensen said the fox, named Valo, tunneled its way out of a backyard enclosure and escaped onto North Central Avenue early Sunday morning.

After posting several ads offering reward money for her pet on Craigslist, Kristenesen received an anonymous tip from another user. The user told her that an ad for a silver fox in Fairborn was posted online the day after Valo went missing.

The ad, which asked for $250 for the animal, was taken down almost immediately. Kristensen was unable to trace it, and fears its disappearance from the site means Valo has already been sold.

Fairborn police say a theft report has not been filed. They do not file police reports about missing pets unless the animal is considered dangerous to the community.

Kristensen said people should not be afraid of her fox, which she calls “family.”

“To me it’s no different than love of a dog,” she said. “I’m just afraid somebody might hurt him.”