A baby roe deer has been found in a ploughed field near Chiddingly (Tuesday 10th May). The small baby roe deer weighing less than 2kg was discovered by a farmer yesterday afternoon. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended on site to assess the deer.
Volunteers rescuers were reduced to tears Saturday night on the A22 between Whitesmith and East Hoathly, East Sussex, when a car ploughed over the top of an injured deer on the A22.
Rescuers on their way to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Services (WRAS) Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith, stopped after finding a deer lying injured in the middle of the A22.
A dog attacked deer had to be rushed to specialist vet in Buckinghamshire last night (5 October) by volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).
At about 7.30pm last night (5 October) a Crowborough resident noticed a deer at the side of their house in Coopers Lane. WRAS rescuers were on site within the hour and had the young roe deer contained. One of the organisations veterinary ambulances from Eastbourne was dispatched to help with the deer.
Jenson Button and a deer named after him called "Button" are helping to raise funds for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS). Button the deer was rescued at just 2 weeks old last October. She had been caught in stock fencing and her rescuers were very concerned at her condition – at one stage it was doubtful that Button would survive the night. Named after Jenson Button who was crossing the finishing line to win the Formula One World Championship at the time she was rescued, Button made an astounding recovery and in April she returned to the paddock with a boyfriend in tow. "Our" little girl has certainly grown up!
A voluntary charity is asking members of the public not to ignore ligature wounds after being called to a deer at 9.30pm last night (Wednesday 22nd July) at West Hoathly which had originally been found and cut free on Sunday (19th July).
"We were called out at 9.30pm to a baby fallow deer about 3 weeks old. The caller had rescued to the deer caught in stock fencing on Sunday and only found our details via the internet last night" said Trevor Weeks Rescue Co-ordinator, East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).
At 8.45am today (Thursday 21st May 2009) International Animal Rescue, based at Uckfield received a call about a male fallow deer caught in stock fencing near Maresfield. Alan Knight OBE instantly called on support from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) to help. Trevor Weeks, Kathy Martyn and Alan Knight were on site within the hour and found the deer had managed to get free by dislocating its rear left hock joint (ankle).
Three hedgehogs became caught in netting in a school playing field over Christmas and two died as a result. The third was discovered and rescued successfully. As a result East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) is writing to all schools and colleges across East Sussex to stress the need for netting to be removed over school holidays.
On Tuesday (7th October) founder Trevor Weeks was called away from a collection at Tesco's in Eastbourne to deal with a deer reported as injured and in a tributary of the River Uck at Uckfield close to the Rugby pitch. Trevor who had taken the day off work to help all day at a collection of vital funds at Tesco's in Lottbridge Drove Eastbourne had to leave and find replacement volunteers in order to help the deer and continue raising funds.
Deer casualty numbers double
Deer and other wildlife are dying unnecessarily from being caught in wire fencing and discarded netting. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service has dealt with 18 cases of deer caught in stock fencing or netting this year, over double that of 2007 (7 cases).
A female deer became caught in newly erected stock fencing in a field near Brightling, Heathfield, East Sussex yesterday, and just a couple of hundred metres away her baby had died after being becoming entangled too.
Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out after the deer was spotted hanging by a rear leg from the fencing. WRAS rescuers were on site within 40 minutes and set about cutting her free and providing vital life saving first aid to keep her alive.