Rescue news

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) has had a very busy night which has ended up this morning seeing one of its Veterinary Ambulances rush to the aid of a badly injured gull inside a dustbin next to Eastbourne Skate Park at Hampden Park. Grounds staff at the park contacted WRAS after discovering the gull still alive in the bin. When WRAS's veterinary ambulance arrived 20 minutes later the bird had sadly passed away.  Nearby two patches of feather could be seen, and it is thought that the injured Herring Gull was possibly attacked by a dog or fox and then dumped in the bin by someone passing by. » Read more

Rescuers rushed to a hedgehog in Brookside Avenue Polegate Saturday evening (27th May 2017) after a dog picked up a hedgehog in the garden.

The hedgehog was found to have a minor puncture wound on its forehead but taken back to WRAS's Casualty Care Centre for a better assessment. The hedgehog was checked over and found to be a female and pregnant. » Read more

Animal Rescuers had to use a drysuit and nets to catch a Canadian Goose on a pond near Maresfield on Wednesday 24th May.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to the pond after a dog walker notice the injured goose. Senior rescuer Trevor Weeks MBE waded through the water using a Dry Suit to push the injured goose towards two hiden rescuers at the far end of the pond. » Read more

Wildlife Rescuers are warning people to be on the lookout and to report to Sussex Police people shooting from bedroom windows and across gardens in residential areas as more and more birds start nesting and having their young at this time of year.

The warning comes after a spate of shooting incidents and as we approach the “Silly Summer Shooting Season” which starts as gulls start nesting and having young. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been out to rescue a young badger which had fallen 20-30ft down an embankment onto a patio today.

As part of McAfee's Global Community Day Dave Gill and Kimberley Winfield attended the rescue to help WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE with the rescue as they were spending the day helping out. » Read more

Just before 1am on Monday morning “Bojangles” the badger was released back to the wild in Portslade after seven weeks in hospital being looked after by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service.

“Bojangles” the badger was rescued by WRAS after being called out by Badger Trust Sussex. The badger was found with numerous bite wounds and blooded injuries to his head, neck and back. » Read more


On the Thursday evening (27/4/17) at 6:17pm East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) received a call from residents on the Kingsmere Estate reporting a creature moving inside a black plastic bag inside a large metal waste bin.

WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE attended on site and was able to use a pole to reach the black bag which started moving straight away. “I was able to pull the bag out of the bin and transfer it into a large animal cage to securely open the bag and prevent anything from escaping. I pulled out the bag and discovered a red and white T-towel over the top of a bloodied feral pigeon” said Trevor. » Read more

An animal charity is urging people to complain to Uckfield Town Council,  Uckfield Chamber of Commerce, Wealden District Council and local MP Nus Ghani to apply pressure to building owners in Uckfield High Street to remove unsightly bird netting, which is unhygienic, not fit for purposes, and causing considerable suffering to wildlife. » Read more