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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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Who said working with animals is glamorous! East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by Cootes Vets in Burgess Hill after they were delivered a rather smelly and dirty fox cub which had been trapped in a septic tank on a building site near Ardingly College, West Sussex.

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A fox is still smiling and well on the road to recovery after being found injured and burnt at a brick works in Bexhill, East Sussex. Staff at the IBstock Brickworks in Bexhill called out East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) after discovering the fox inside one of their chemical storage rooms.

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A volunteer at the Seaford Museum had a shock when they discovered a fox inside the museum today (6th August 2013). The popular old Martello Tower Museum on Seaford's seafront has seen many visitors over the years, but they weren't expecting to find a fox visiting.

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Staff at Willingdon Primary School had to call out East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) on Wednesday afternoon (24th July 2013) after a fox was tangled up 5ft off the ground in the middle of a bramble bush on the school playing field.

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The veterinary team at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) are battling to save the life of a fox rescued on Tuesday 29th August, suffering from what they believe could be Warfarin poisoning (rat poison).

Vets from Highcroft Veterinary Group have confirmed that the most likely cause of the foxes symptoms is rat poisoning. This has prompted the charity to issue a warning to residents in the Woodgate Road area of Eastbourne where the fox was rescued.

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Five volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) spent over 90 minutes trying to catch a fox which had fallen into a barge in the River Ouse at Newhaven Harbour today (Thursday 19th July 2012). Two ambulances with rescuers from Uckfield, Polegate, Hailsham and Seaford, attended on site.

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A young fox has been rescued after getting its head stuck in chain link fencing in a garden in Ardingly, Sussex. Member of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called in to help a local wildlife rescue who were not able to attend.

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Five Animal Welfare Groups have put up a total of £2,700 for a reward for evidence leading to the conviction of a person illegally poisoning animals under the Animal Welfare Act in the Seaford area.

The reward comes after growing concerns after a lady visited a Seaford Garden Centre asking to buy rat poison to kill foxes.

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LATEST UPDATE

East Sussex WRAS has received information about a person possibly in the Central Seaford area who has a dislike of Foxes who may be poisoning foxes. The person lives near the Salts Recreation Ground. Pet owners should keep a close eye on pets in that area and seek urgent veterinary assistance if they suspect poisoning. Information has been forwarded to Sussex Police and forward to DEFRA.

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