Volunteers from the Sussex Badger Vaccination Project have been out vaccinating the first badgers to be vaccinated against Bovine Tb in East Sussex. Two badgers have been caught and vaccinated on land belonging to the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust, as well as two at a residential garden in Oakwood Drive, Uckfield.
Volunteers from the Sussex Badger Vaccination Project (SBVP) have been busy over the past week pre-baiting and now the first traps have been moved into place at a location near Uckfield, East Sussex.
“This is great news for Sussex’s badgers and cattle. Bovine tuberculosis is a huge problem for farmers and this is such a positive way forward in the fight against it. After doing some initial survey work earlier this year and working out the key target areas, we have been undertaking the pre-baiting by placing peanuts down, which helps us identify the best locations to trap and vaccinate on the land” explained Project director Kate Edmonds from the Sussex Badger Vaccination Project.
- East Sussex WRAS will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from the store’s colleagues and customers
- Customers were able to vote for their favourite charity to be considered
- It’s the sixth year of Sainsbury’s Local Charity partner scheme, which has raised over £6 million for local charities
Sainsbury’s Heathfield have today announced that East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support. East Sussex WRAS is a local award winning charity which help thousands of sick and injured wildlife every year.
Who said working with animals is glamorous! East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by Cootes Vets in Burgess Hill after they were delivered a rather smelly and dirty fox cub which had been trapped in a septic tank on a building site near Ardingly College, West Sussex.
Rescuers rushed to the aid of a young starling stuck in the bottom of a fat ball bird feeder in a garden in Uckfield (18th June 2014). Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), attended to the bird found in a rear garden on New Town, Uckfield.
Volunteer rescuers attended a deer rescue with a difference today (11/6/14). Trained rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to a report of a deer with its antlers entangled in a child’s football goal.
Volunteer rescuers were called out this morning to a squirrel trapped inside what is supposed to be a squirrel-proof bird feeder. When rescuers arrived at the address in Vicarage Lane, Hellingly, the squirrel was frantically trying to get out, going round in circles and chewing at the plastic and wire.
A tear was brought to rescuers' eyes when their hard work to save a mum and 4 baby hedgehogs was successful.
Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to check a female hedgehog and some baby hedgehogs found in a wooden store at the bottom of a garden in Nevil Road, Uckfield yesterday (30th May 2014). The residents were clearing various items and out from a rolled up tarpaulin fell a large hedgehog and some babies which dropped to the floor. Rescuers from WRAS attended on site and found mum huddled in the corner and some very young, lethargic and cold baby hedgehogs scattered around. The babies were on a cold bare concrete floor.
A surge in casualties is stretching a Sussex animal hospital to the limits as the busy spring and summer season begins.
Volunteers and part-time staff at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been rushed off their feet since the beginning of Easter dealing with an average of 25 calls for help per day.