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WRAS Chris Riddington handing over the Buzzard to Lucy Kells from Vale Wildlife Rescue at Gloucester Airport (3) C3PO and R2D2 Fire & Ambulance Crews Lift Trevor out of the water Ditchling Common Swan Rescue Hampden Parl Cygnet Treat and Release 17th May 2016 (7) Cooden Beach Fox Cub Rescue 10th May 2016 (2) Bexhill Fox Cub Trapped between two walls 10th May 2016 (1) Polly is the smallest hedgehog in care, and is very young for this time of year Second Deer Needs encouragement to run off. By WRAS Volunteer Laura Cleaning out a cage. WRAS Care Team admitting the Cuckfield Badger Brian Russell with a special framed dedication to Monica (1) The Deer runs along the enclosing fence. Selsey Seal UPS special delivery to WRAS Fox entangled in Goal Netting at Roselands Eastbourne Book Cover Gull caught in fishing line and hooks at Sovereign Harbour (1) Trevor (right) rescuing a Dolphin in Cumbria in 2006 Trevor (Right) at the Sea Empress Oil Spill 1996 Ambulance and Fox Casualty in Willingdon WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE Opening of WRAS Casualty Centre in 2010

 

East Sussex WRAS was established as a voluntary group in 1996, but some of its rescuers have been rescuing since 1985. The organisation was set up in order to provide a front-line rescue service for wildlife casualties who unlike their domesticated cousins, do not have owners to help look after them.

WRAS deals with calls from members of the public and other animal welfare organisations like the Swan Sanctuary, Fox Project, Southdowns Badger Group, International Animal Rescue, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Sussex Bat Hospital and many others. Our service is free of charge, but the average cost of responding to and dealing with a call-out is £75,  which includes veterinary bills, food, water, electric, bedding, caging, rescue equipment, vehicles and fuel, phone bills and other necessary expenses, so we appreciate any donations to help cover these costs.

Every year between 2-3,000 calls are made to WRAS’s rescue line. Our rescuers are all volunteers and are funded by kind donations from people like you.

East Sussex WRAS is working alongside the Animal Careers College to improve animal welfare.

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