WRAS’s current Casualty Care Unit is a single room about 6 metres by 4 metres in size and can accommodate up to 27 casualties. This all too frequently is full or the larger cages suitable for Badgers and Foxes are full restricting when can be accommodated. WRAS is now looking at expanding into a new unit within the same building as the current unit at Whitesmith which is approximately 5-6 times the size.
An animal lover is having to sleep with the casualties tonight to ensure they get fed, watered and medicated due to the snow and ice. Founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) Trevor Weeks, 37 from Uckfield, will be kipping with the wildlife at WRAS's Casualty Care Centre for at least tonight whilst the snow and ice is making it difficult for volunteers to get to the centre.
A new Casualty Care Centre is now up and running at Whitesmith just off the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service has opened the new Centre after having to close its old unit at Horsebridge due to rising veterinary costs and because of having no room to expand.
A charity which almost closed two months ago, is on the verge of opening a new Casualty Care Centre at Horsebridge near Hailsham, East Sussex.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), was on the verge of having to close just over two months ago, with huge vets bills, but with the support of local media, and fundraising efforts from WRAS volunteers, the charity has managed to raise enough money to get the Horsebridge Critical Care Unit off the ground in order to help reduce veterinary costs and improve the care the group is able to give wildlife casualties in the area.