Press releases

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service would like to wish all our supporters, donors, volunteers and staff at our Casualty Centre and Charity Shop, a very merry Christmas.

A big thank you to everyone who has made a Christmas donation to WRAS, or a donation instead of cards, and a especial mention of Hailsham Voices, Community Pop Choir for helping to raise £117.48 at Morrisons in Hampden Park last week; to Eastbourne Allotments & Garden Society for their Christmas Raffle which raised £120; to The Pet Food Shop Heathfield for raising £100 and to everyone else who has supported us this Christmas. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) was called out on Tuesday 29th November to a huge badger which had fallen over 20ft down a wall into a concrete courtyard at the back of a house in Old London Road, Hastings. WRAS sent rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE and Stuart MacQueen in one of its Technical Rescue Veterinary Ambulances from its base at Whitesmith near Hailsham to the scene. » Read more

Dancing on Ice star and Olympic gold medalist Jayne Torvill has voiced her support for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) and its bid to build a new hospital.

Mrs Torvill moved to East Sussex in 1992 after falling in love with her current house, which is in Heathfield.  » Read more

Rescuers rushed to Hastings yesterday afternoon after receiving a call via Bexhill & Hastings Wildlife Rescue. A duck has been spotted trapped in a floating mesh planter island in the middle of Shornden Reservoir in Alexandra Park.

East Sussex WRAS Technical Rescue Ambulance attended on site along with Senior Rescue Keith Ring, and Duty Rescuers Sandra Furner and Kelly Wilkins. » Read more

Having received a call regarding a fox with a ball stuck in it's mouth but fully mobile, we weren't sure what to expect or even if capture would be successful.

This certainly wasn't what WRAS rescuers were expecting to deal with! The vixen had got her lower jaw and canines stuck inside one of the holes from a dog treat ball and couldn't release them. » Read more

A badger was dragged, alive, along a main road between Hadlow Down and Cross in Hand, East Sussex on Saturday night after being hit by a car late at night.

The driver initially stopped, checked behind his vehicle and assumed the badger had run off. Unaware of the damage to the front of the car or that the badger was still lodged there, the driver continued driving till the car broke down in the next village. On getting out the driver was horrified to find the badger. Straight away he called Sussex Police, not knowing who else to call for help and a local patrol attended on site. The local unit then contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) for help after confirming the badger was still alive. » Read more