Tag Archives: East Sussex

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Three rescuers and two ambulances rushed to the aid of a swan covered head to toe in blood today (Friday 9th Jan 2015).

Trevor Weeks MBE of Uckfield, Chris Riddington of Eastbourne and Tony Neads of Polegate all from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) rushed to the scene and found the swan  in a field just west of the road between the village of Wartling and Pevensey Service Station.

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A wildlife charity has been kept on its toes over the Festive Period with a variety of call-outs and casualties including a number of serious incidents.

Incidents have included….

2am Christmas Day an ambulance was called out to an injured fox in Eastbourne, but found to be limping but very mobile and not in need of rescue.

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A vital community service may have to be cut back due to ageing ambulances, says a local charity.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance has had one of its busiest years ever, and this has had an effect on its ambulances which are aging much quicker than expected. The charity’s  vital night time emergency service, which is already under a lot of pressure, may have to be reduced as a result.

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A bird of prey gave rescuers a good workout at a sports centre in Eastbourne tonight (Friday 19th September).  The sparrowhawk flew inside the large sports hall at Eastbourne Sports Park off Cross Levels Way Eastbourne on Thursday 18th September after chasing a starling inside. Staff at the sports hall left doors open but the hawk was not leaving so they called out volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) for help. Thursday night rescuers had to wait for the evenings sports activities to finish before they could start their rescue mission which kept the rescuers busy till midnight where the mission was put on hold till the following night.

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A animal rescue charity is appealing to motorists to slow down at night to help avoid collisions with owls after a spate of 10 Tawny Owls being hit by vehicles in the past 6 weeks.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) has been called out to 10 Tawny Owls across East Sussex in the past 6 weeks all as a result of being hit by vehicles on the county’s roads.

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October 11th 2014 11am-5pm

This is going to be a fantastic event of stalls, activities and presentations thoroughout the day on a variety of wildlife related topics! It will be a great celebration of our local wildlife and how valuable it is and of the groups and volunteers across East Sussex and beyond who work tirelessly to help protect, save and conserve our amazing local wildlife.

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A surge in casualties is stretching a Sussex animal hospital to the limits as the busy spring and summer season begins.

Volunteers and part-time staff at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been rushed off their feet since the beginning of Easter dealing with an average of 25 calls for help per day.

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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.

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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.

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