BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) — Five tiny fox kits found in the window well of a house in Broomfield are back where they belong — thanks to a responsible homeowner and animal control officers.

(credit: Broomfield Animal Services)

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“Animal Control Officers Voltin and Nuss helped rescue some baby foxes from a window well in Broomfield this week,” officials said on Facebook.

(credit: Broomfield Animal Services)

The homeowner found the kits outside their home near 13th Avenue and Nickle Court and called Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for advice.

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Officials said to put the kits in a box and leave them on the property. Animal control officers used nets to move the kits into a cardboard box.

(credit: Broomfield Animal Services)

The homeowner said they left the kits in the box overnight and at some point, their mother or father came back and took them away.

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Wildlife officials say it’s an important reminder to never handle wildlife — call the experts. They are also reminding residents to make sure their pets are vaccinated.