Spartan the pet Rottweiler becomes best friends with orphaned fox

Fox and hound become best friends Credit: Swampys Wildlife Rescue

A pet rottweiler called Spartan has become such good friends with rescued fox Ruby that he even grooms her face.

Spartan, the 12-year-old dog, became unlikely best friends with Ruby, after she was taken in and hand-reared by Ray Allibone, who runs Swampys Wildlife Rescue.

Mr Allibone, 59, cares for injured animals from his home in Sheerness and says he's already been swamped with requests to see the animals playing together.

Ruby has her own enclosure and goes out for walks with Spartan on a lead.

Ray Allibone