Book CoverWRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE


Our Hospital has continued to take in casualties and respond to rescues throughout the pandemic.  Our hospital is still working with precautions in place and currently only a limited number of visitors are allowed entry.  Casualties are still to be dropped at our trailer parked outside the reception. 

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.

We have a new rescue line phone number 0300-10-26-999. Calls to this number are charged at the same rate as calling an 01 or 02 phone number. Calls can be included as part of your free minute if  available on your phone contracts.

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