Brockswood Animal Rescue saved Toby from terrible conditions that left him riddled with mange and suffering from facial lacerations.
He was also starving and his mate had heartbreakingly passed away, leaving Toby alone.
But now Toby has found his forever home at the Sedgley Animal Sanctuary and is getting along well with Brockswood’s other resident fox, Freya.
Their relationship left Brockswood staff in tears as they watched the adorable couple snuggle and play together.
A member of the Brockswood team said: “It’s a pleasure to introduce our new friend, Toby. He needed a lot of initial treatment and TLC, but he finally started to heal.
“As he healed, it became clear that he needed a new safe forever home where he never had to worry about such neglect again.
“We had high hopes that we could introduce him to Freya and that a new friendship could be formed, with a fresh start for both!
“You’ll be delighted to hear that the introduction was an almost instant success – Toby immediately started investigating his new home and Freya was very happy to meet him.
“There was a period of settling in over the next two days where she established that she would be in charge as she got used to the idea that he was obviously moving in for good, and since then they hear very well!
“We saw them with tears in their eyes as they happily cuddled, played and even happily shared food – the only thing we cared about could cause quarrels, especially since Toby is so driven by the food after being starved for so long in the past.
“We’ll keep you posted as their friendship grows!”
Brockswood are currently raising money for a new enclosure for the pair which they say will cost upwards of £3,000.
A rescue keeper said: “Freya’s current habitat was always meant to be temporary – it was an empty enclosure created for another animal, available to us in an emergency, and always used with the intention of create something more permanent for her in the future.
“Although it wasn’t quite what we wanted, she settled in, and it bought us some time. Now this project has to go to the very top of our list.”
The new enclosure will be more spacious and with a greater height, so that the foxes can jump and climb, and will be as naturalistic as possible so that they can dig with pleasure.
A Brockswood spokesperson added: “There will be a warm and secure shelter – these animals are fitted with thick fur coats in the winter, but there is no harm in having the option of extra comfort if they want it, and we have to remember that as they get older in the future, they may be more grateful for that extra comfort.
“We try to consider all eventualities with our new buildings, because we make them the sanctuary they deserve.
“We also build in considerations for our team so they can easily take care of it – with our new builds created from scratch, we can factor in important features such as drainage, plumbing for water, electricity, etc
“We are also thinking about you and what you would like to see, and what would help you as a visitor, so we would like to hear your opinion!
“Above all, we would love your help. We won’t have a complete idea of the costs until we’ve completed the design, location, and got quotes for the materials; but we have a good idea it will cost us over £3,000. Are you in?”