Volunteers from a Wildlife Hospital in East Sussex, where hedgehogs are currently being over wintered, have discovered a secret escape committee has been formed. But the naughty hogs have been caught in the act and their secret is no longer safe! East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service captured this picture of one of their hogs getting a helping hand from a fellow housemate.
Animals from a Sussex rescue centre have been 'hogging' the limelight as they joined the beautiful Sarah-Jane Honeywell on the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre stage in Guildford this week.
CBeebies star Sarah, who is patron for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), invited several rescued hedgehogs along to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for their acting debut and to raise awareness of their plight.
Animal rescuers in East Sussex are asking people if they can help support loads of Autumn orphaned hedgehogs from across the county. Over the past couple of weeks 20 orphaned hedgehogs have been rescued by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), mainly from the Hailsham, Eastbourne and Lewes area.
Animal rescuers are advising people to leave out fresh water in their gardens for wildlife to drink during the hot weather. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has recently been called about 12 hedgehogs which have been suffering from dehydration and emaciation due to the hot weather.
A rescue service is appealing to students and teachers to check for trapped animals as they return to school from the Summer holidays over the next couple of weeks.
The plea comes after volunteer rescuers were called to cut free a hedgehog caught up in a child's football goal being stored at the side of a house in Eastbourne on Friday (28th August 2009).
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.
A sheltered housing scheme is being launched by a local charity but rather than for elderly humans the scheme aims to help young orphaned hedgehogs.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) is appealing for funds to help set up a series of sheltered housing and rearing facilities to help over winter at least 50 hedgehogs this winter.
An animal rescue charity is asking builders of bonfires to be careful this autumn over the bonfire season and to put simple measures in place to avoid any unnecessary animal suffering.
Every year thousands on animals are thought to die or suffer needless burns as a result of bonfires across the country.
Early on Friday Morning - 20th June 2008 - a pregnant fallow deer was found on the A22 Uckfield Bypass near the East Sussex National Golf Course. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended onsite and Sussex Police even closed the A22 for safety during rush hour whilst the deer was rescued and loaded into one of WRAS’s veterinary ambulances.
A wildlife group is issuing a warning to those having bonfires at this time of year to take care and help prevent unnecessary hedgehogs deaths.
Last year East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called to a hedgehogs which crawled out from under a lit bonfire suffering from 40% burns to its body. The poor creature was in pain and caused a lot of distress to the children who were watching the bonfire and fire works in Langney.