Book Cover Trevor (right) rescuing a Dolphin in Cumbria in 2006 WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE


WRAS has had to make a very difficult decision this week to temporarily stop its over night rescue service due to how ill both of WRAS's Duty Rescue Co-ordinators, Trevor and Chris have been recently. WRAS has not taken this decision lightly, and it has been very difficult for Trevor and Chris to agree to this, but for their own sanity and health it has to happen before anything more serious happens. It is likely that our out of hours service between 10pm and 9am will remain out of action for the next few weeks and this will be reviews middle or end of October when we hope to resume the out of hours service. If you find a casualty out of hours and it needs emergency veterinary treatment please take the casualty to your nearest emergency veterinary clinic or call the RSPCA on 03001234999. Vets do not charge members of the public for basic first aid. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.


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, we DO NOT charge - but the average cost to the charity of responding to and dealing with a call-out is £85,  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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