Daryl in his boat in La Gomara Red Footed Booby at WRAS Casualty Centre Trevor stays over night with the deer High Hurstwood Deer Rescue East Hoathly Owl Rescue (2) Many of the cards and notes received at WRAS Ditchling Common Swan Rescue 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 Brian Russell with a special framed dedication to Monica (1) Selsey Seal Book Cover Trevor (right) rescuing a Dolphin in Cumbria in 2006 Trevor (Right) at the Sea Empress Oil Spill 1996 WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE


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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