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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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Ark Wildlife is sponsoring the Ark Hedgehog Heroes BIG Giveaway to the sum of £2,500 during October to help raise awareness of the wonderful network of dedicated carers who give their time rushing to the aid of sick and injured hedgehogs day and night.

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Rescuer Tony Neads rushed to the aid of two Brown Long Eared Bats at Hertsmonceux today after they were found swimming in a bucket of cold water.

The bats were dried and slowly warmed up and advise sought from Jenny Clark at the Susse Bat Hospital.

The Bats made a full recovery and tonight, once dark, the bats were returned and released back to the wild with no permanent damage.

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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 team of 5 rescuers spent 3 hours rescuing a badly injured goose from a wooded pond at Herons Ghyll just north of Uckfield, East Sussex. A local resident found the goose whilst walking in the woodland several days ago and had struggled to find anyone to help before contacting East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS).

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A Sussex animal charity is urging people to take care during the bonfire season and to follow their top ten tips for helping wildlife and especially keeping hedgehogs safe.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) takes in over 400 hedgehogs a year and at this time of year they will be starting to look for and develop hibernation homes to sleep for the winter. Bonfires make perfect places for hedgehogs to hide and sleep, but not necessarily in safety. "Hedgehog numbers are on the decline and we need to help them out as much as possible and this is a simple and easy way to do so" explained WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE.

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Rescuers were horrified to be called out to a hedgehog which had been rescued by local residents after being used as football by local youths in the children's playground at Victoria Gardens in Eastbourne.

Rescuer Tony Neads from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended on site to pick up the hedgehog after WRAS received the call. "The poor little girl was very frightened and had a number of broken and bent prickles over her body as a result of being kicked, so I rushed the hedgehog up to our Casualty Centre for further assessment" said Tony.

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A wildlife charity is counteracting recent media coverage which encourages people to kill foxes. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is asking people with fox problems not to call in pest control to unnecessarily kill foxes which are actually of benefit in residential, commercial and industrial areas.

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