Yet more long hours

Trevor stays over night with the deer
Trevor stays over night with the deer

Rescuers have spent yet another week working very long hours to help the wildlife of Sussex.

WRAS rescuers Trevor Weeks and Kathy Martyn were called out to a road casualty young deer on Crowborough Road, Nutley at 1am. The chocolate coloured young fallow was on the grass verge when they arrived being looked after by passing motorists.

The young deer was checked over at the side of the road and assessed for broken bones and spinal injuries before being moved to the back of WRAS's ambulance and taken back to WRAS's Casualty Centre at Whitesmith.

Nutley RTA Deer
Nutley RTA Deer

Casualty Managers Katie Nunn-Nash and Chris Riddington were already at the centre, when the deer arrived,  after having spent the evening admitting a tiny catted mouse, a gull with a large fishing hook in its neck, a young pigeon from Newhaven, a RTA fox which rescuer Kai had been to in Newhaven.  They had also been out to rescue four baby hedgehogs from Observatory view Hailsham and a badly injured gull at Eastbourne pier plus a duck in Eastbourne walking along the middle of the road.

After her the deer's wounds were cleaned, sutured and emergency medication given she was bedded down. Trevor stayed in the pen all night with her to monitor her condition and to keep her alive. 9am the following morning the deer was transported across to deer experts Chris and Sylvia Collinson at Chelwood Gate for specialist care and treatment, and hopefully eventual release.

The prognosis is guarded due to the head injury.

Kathy with the RTA Deer
Kathy with the RTA Deer
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