A team of 5 rescuers spent 3 hours rescuing a badly injured goose from a wooded pond at Herons Ghyll just north of Uckfield, East Sussex. A local resident found the goose whilst walking in the woodland several days ago and had struggled to find anyone to help before contacting East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS).
An ambulance service has been inundated with calls to road casualties across East Sussex in the past month and very few of the patients have survived the horrendous injuries and wounds they have suffered. These are not human casualties however, but wildlife casualties.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is asking anyone thinking of cutting down trees or bushes to think about nesting birds at this time of year.
The winter storms have caused many people to question whether they want to live so close to trees and many dangerous or damaged trees are being felled too. "I have seen so many trees cut down recently and sadly despite the best efforts of many tree surgeons to avoid cutting trees down which have nesting birds in, many are just not seen until after the youngsters are found on the ground now orphaned" said Trevor Weeks MBE founder of WRAS.
A veterinary ambulance rushed to the aid of an injured badger found in the bottom of a disused swimming pool this morning.
Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called out just after 8.30am this morning to help the trapped badger. On arrival rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE and Lindsay Redfern climbed down into the empty swimming pool and found the badger trying to sleep in a quite unusual position with its back to the corner of the swimming pool and tucking its head into its belly and covering its head with its legs to hide!
The first baby garden bird of 2014 has been admitted to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) during the night of 18th March 2014. The nestling blackbird was found in Polegate sat at the side of a road. The finder carefully picked it up out of concern it could get run over and took it home before calling WRAS for help and advice.
Three local MPs have added their voices to the growing call to support badger vaccination in the fight against bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in the East Sussex area.
During meetings last week in Westminster, members of the Sussex Badger Vaccination Project received strong endorsement of their approach from Brighton MPs, Simon Kirby (Con, Kemptown) and Caroline Lucas (Green, Pavilion), as well as Wealden MP (Con), Charles Hendry. All three gave their backing to this approach as preferable to the government's current strategy in endemic areas of badger culling.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) has on Monday 13th January taken on the keys for a replacement veterinary ambulance thanks to a donation of £9,250 from Animal Friends Insurance.
Managing Directors Elaine and Chris Fairfax drove up from Wiltshire to hand over the keys to Trevor Weeks MBE founder of WRAS.
One of the UK's largest pet insurers Animal Friends Insurance, has decided to celebrate the Christmas festivities by making a huge £70,000 donation to eleven animal charities. One charity that will benefit from the donation will be East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Services.
A hedgehog almost died in Eastbourne after being caught in a four pack plastic can holder, but after being anaesthetised five times by vets, and looked after by a local wildlife charity the hedgehog named "Marciana" is now being returned to the wild.
On Bonfire Night East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) was called out to Park Ave in Eastbourne to rescue a hedgehog after being found with its head and front legs through one of the rings of four pack holder. The plastic was so tight that it had dug into the hedgehog's body almost 75% of the way round the poor creature's body. "Rescuer Tony Neads cut the plastic from the hedgehog which was in a desperate state, clearly in a lot of pain and discomfort, after triaging the casualty it was rushed to the out of hours emergency vets due to the infection and severe damage. It was clear the hedgehog had been caught for several days and if left for much longer she would have died" explained WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE.