Lest we forget the animal victims of war.

Hardly a conflict goes by without animals in one way or another being used to help those fighting.   Many have lost their lives. Their suffering like the soldiers they serve should not be forgotten.

During the first world war over 8 million horses and countless mules and donkeys died. It is estimated that over 100,000 racing pigeons served during World War I and over 200,000 during the second world war.  Other more unusual animals have served during conflicts including elephants, camels, oxen, bullocks, cats, canaries and even glow worms! » Read more

The 6th – 12th May 2018 is Hedgehog Awareness Week.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is urging everyone to “Think Hedgehog” and help support this much loved British mammal which is in decline.

Most hedgehogs have come out of hibernation now and are actively seeking partners and mating.  It won’t be long before the first litter of urchins (baby hedgehogs) are born. » Read more

At WRAS Charity Shop in 192 Terminus Rd Eastbourne, we are taking part in International Animal Rescue's fundraiser Cakes for Apes!

International Animal Rescue is the last remaining hope for Critically Endangered orangutans in West Borneo. Their team rescues baby orangutans that have been snatched from their mothers and sold as pets, adults that have spent years chained in tiny cages and those left stranded when their forest home is destroyed. » Read more


This year it is being held at the lovely East Dean Village Hall at Village Green Lane, behind the Church. BN20 0DJ.

There will be lots of stalls with all sorts of gift ideas for Christmas.

Refreshments will be available too.

If you would like to book a table please contact Chris Riddington on 01825-873003 for more information on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. » Read more

Local Sussex Artist Seb Lester is helping to raise money for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and is issuing this limited edition print called "Angry Bunny" on Friday to raise funds.

This print is a timed-release limited edition, meaning it will be available to buy in his online shop for 48 hours only. Available from 3pm BST (10am EST/ 7am PST) on Friday 4th August to 3pm BST on Sunday 6th August, 2017. The size of the edition will be determined by the number of prints sold in that time period. The prints will be available to buy worldwide and will ship on Monday 21st August. All the proceeds from this print will go to East Sussex WRAS. Seb has a soft spot for wildlife and animals in general, particularly rabbits. » Read more

WRAS will be officially launching its replacement Veterinary Ambulance on Tuesday 6th June 2017 at 7pm in the park next to Decoy Pond Hampden Park (near the cafe). Young Ben Sherlock who has raised money for the Ambulance and Atlantic Rower Daryl Farmer two of the sponsors will be presenting the key to WRAS's Trevor Weeks. Please feel free to come along and meet us and see the new vehicle. » Read more