Author Archives: East Sussex WRAS

A badger had to be rescued from a storm drain under the driveway of Uckfield Rugby Club this morning.

“East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) was called to Uckfield at approximately 9:45am after reports of two dogs having an altercation in the drain with what turned out to be a badger. This is likely what attracted the dogs to go into the drain. We understand that one dog may have suffered injuries because of the badger defending itself and feeling threatened” said Trevor Weeks Operations Director of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (East Sussex WRAS).   » Read more

East Sussex WRAS were called out by British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) early evening on Thursday 16th March to a 38.5kg common seal on the eastern end of Bexhill beach.

Local BDMLR medics were concerned about the seal's appearance and movement, so BDMLR's Operation Director Julia Cable attended and quickly realised she would need extra experienced help to catch the seal. She contacted WRAS's Operations Director and BDMLR Medic Trevor Weeks. Trevor attended on site in one of WRAS's technical rescue ambulances and working as a team with everyone from BDMLR, Trevor was able to jump and secure the seal. » Read more

A wildlife charity has dealt with just under 5100 casualties in the last 12 months, the second highest  number of casualties in the charities 27 year history.

As David Attenborough returns to UK screens highlighting the amazing wildlife around the UK, East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (East Sussex WRAS) is hoping that it will ignite a passion and interest in our local wildlife and to help respect, protect, conserve and help those when found sick, injured, trapped or orphaned. » Read more

East Sussex WRAS would like to express its thanks and appreciation to Raj from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service for training all our staff and key volunteers from our charity.

The full day training course was well worth the money, very enjoyable, very educational and eye opening at times. It has given our staff a new appreciation for fire safety as well as when and how to tackle a fire safely. » Read more