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.”