East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service WRAS is appealing to cat and dog owners to be more careful with their pets after dealing with three badly injured casualties in less than 24 hours.
Yesterday (Monday 21st July 2009) WRAS was called to two bats which had been attacked by cats. The first was a Brown Long-eared Bat found at Framfield, which was luckily bruised with a few nasty cuts and rips to the wing membranes. The second was a Natterers Bat found at Westmeston was handed into Cliff Vets at Lewes. WRAS rescuer Trevor Weeks and Kathy Martyn attended and checked both bats over before delivering them to Jenny Clark at the Sussex Bat Hospital at Forest Row. Unfortunately the Natterers Bat had an badly injured leg and foot and had to be euthanised.