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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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  • East Sussex WRAS will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from the store’s colleagues and customers
  • Customers were able to vote for their favourite charity to be considered
  • It’s the sixth year of Sainsbury’s Local Charity partner scheme, which has raised over £6 million for local charities

Sainsbury’s Heathfield have today announced that East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support. East Sussex WRAS is a local award winning charity which help thousands of sick and injured wildlife every year.

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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.

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A Pregnant deer which was caught in stock fencing on Wednesday has been rushed to a specialist deer unit at St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, after she developed difficulties.

The female deer was found caught by her rear leg in stock fencing at Burwash Weald, near Heathfield, on Wednesday morning. It took four rescuers to carry her almost a mile across country to a waiting veterinary ambulance.

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WRAS rescuers were called out to a deer reported to be caught in stock fencing at Burwash Weald, near Heathfield on Wednesday 10th May 2007.

Teams from Eastbourne and Uckfield were sent to the scene which was about a miles walk from the roadside. The female Roe deer had its right back leg strung up in the air where the barbed wire from the top of the fence had caught on the hoof and twisted trapping the deer. The poor deer had then struggled so much that her body ended up going underneath the fence.

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