Press releases

Motorists are being asked to keep an eye out for low flying swans and swans wandering around roads.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service is urging motorists to take care and keep an eye out for swans on our roads.

“At this time of year juvenile swans are being pushed away by their parents who are starting to think about next year’s nest and young. Unfortunately juvenile swans are not brilliant at flying because of being so young and inexperienced. As a result they often crash land, misjudge distances and wind speed resulting in them crashing before their intended destination. Some swans are being forced to walk away from ponds and lakes by their parents chasing them away, meaning they walk out onto roads.” said WRAS founder Trevor Weeks. » Read more

Two volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service attended last night BBC Sussex & Surrey Community Heroes Awards 2017 at Gatwick Plazza Hotel. 

Congratulations to volunteers Kathy Martyn and Daryl Farmer, who attended the awards last night. Kathy was a finalist in the Animal Welfare Awards and Daryl a finalist in the Fundraiser Award. As if that wasn't enough, Daryl won his category to everyone's delight after his amaziong 96 day row single handedly across the Atlantic last winter. » Read more

The moments a deer was rescued and released have been caught on camera by the rescue team undertaking the rescue in a field just behind houses in Buxted East Sussex this morning.

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out after a resident of Buxted Court noticed the deer from his window up on the bank of a wooden stream opposite. The deer was thrashing around with rope attached to its antlers. It had already pulled several posts out of the ground but could not get free.  Rescuers arrived on scene and had to negotiate the wooden bank, stream and barbed wire fence in order to get to the deer. » Read more

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service who are also trained British Divers Marine Life Rescue Marine Mammal Medics attended to this injured seal on Hastings beach last night.

The callers found the injured young seal with a nasty wound to it's face and rang the East Sussex WRAS's rescue line. Duty Rescue Coordinators Chris Riddington advised the caller to stand between the seal and the sea blocking it's escape path whilst rescuers rushed over from the charities base at Whitesmith. » Read more

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) had to rushed to Eastbourne Town Centre this morning after a small deer was discovered at the back of a shop.

Whilst staff were out the back of the Coffee Republic shop they inadvertently scared the deer inside the shop. Staff managed to contain the young muntjac deer in the rear section of the shop with the help of local PCSOs until rescuers arrived. » Read more

On Tuesday afternoon East Sussex WRAS received a call from a lady walking her dogs in woodland at Burwash, which turned into a very upsetting rescue.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks and Chris Riddington rushed across to Burwash where a lady had found a fallow deer injured and staggering around in the woods. Once on site rescuers managed to catch and assess the deer which had a nasty rear leg injury. » Read more