Book CoverWRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE

Due to Coronavirus we have lost thousands of pounds worth of funding. If you can help please make a donation. Thank you.

Coronavirus: Our Hospital is still taking in casualties, and we are still attending rescues where we can, but we are having to work with a reduced crew. This may at times cause some delays in responding. We have reduced the number of volunteers coming to our hospital to work, and all non-essential roles have been stood down. We, like everyone else, need to reduce the risk of catching and spreading the virus too. Our rescue line is still operating and we will continue to do our best under these difficult and challenging circumstances.

East Sussex WRAS was established as a voluntary group in 1996, but some of its rescuers have been rescuing since 1985. The organisation was set up in order to provide a front-line rescue service for wildlife casualties who unlike their domesticated cousins, do not have owners to help look after them.

WRAS deals with calls from members of the public and other animal welfare organisations like the Swan Sanctuary, Fox Project, Southdowns Badger Group, International Animal Rescue, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Sussex Bat Hospital and many others. Our service is free of charge, we DO NOT charge - but the average cost to the charity of responding to and dealing with a call-out is £85,  which includes veterinary bills, food, water, electric, bedding, caging, rescue equipment, vehicles and fuel, phone bills and other necessary expenses, so we appreciate any donations to help cover these costs.

Every year between 3-4,000 calls are made to WRAS’s rescue line. Our rescuers are all volunteers and are funded by kind donations from people like you.

East Sussex WRAS is working alongside the Animal Careers College to improve animal welfare.

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