Tag Archives: appeal

"Seven gulls shot in 3 weeks and a duck hit by a dart! What is happening? This cruelty must stop" said Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).

A fund of £1,000 has been created as a reward for information which directly results in the conviction of anyone responsible for recent gull shootings and also a duck which was found with a dart lodged in its head at the weekend. » Read more

The public have really pulled behind a campaign to find the culprits of the shootings of several birds across East Sussex. Sussex Police and East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have had numerous calls from the public concerned about the recent spate of shootings across East Sussex. » Read more

Rescuers from a Sussex wildlife charity are issuing a warning to people across East Sussex to stop shooting birds after being called out to 5 birds in two weeks.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has been called to five birds which veterinary examinations have revealed the birds to have been shot at... » Read more

Sussex’s leading wildlife ambulance service WRAS is approaching its very busy spring and summer season. Already this year WRAS rescuers have been called out to over 500 incidents and answered over 100 advisory calls too. "This is higher than last year and we have dealt with almost 200 more incidents than this time last year" said founder Trevor Weeks. » Read more

WRAS is need of replacing two of its ambulances. If you could help by donating a vehicle, sponsoring a vehicle or by donating some money to help buy a vehicle would be extremely appreciated.

Our Brighton based Transit ambulance is going to need replacing as it is now costing too much to repair each year and our Eastbourne ambulance car is also breaking down too frequently and is unreliable. We need your help to replace them. » Read more

A charity which almost closed two months ago, is on the verge of opening a new Casualty Care Centre at Horsebridge near Hailsham, East Sussex.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), was on the verge of having to close just over two months ago, with huge vets bills, but with the support of local media, and fundraising efforts from WRAS volunteers, the charity has managed to raise enough money to get the Horsebridge Critical Care Unit off the ground in order to help reduce veterinary costs and improve the care the group is able to give wildlife casualties in the area. » Read more

A well known wildlife charity in East Sussex is having to introduce drastic spending restrictions because of low funds as a result of being too successful and too well known.


Over the past twelve months East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has seen a big increase in the number of fox cubs from 6 to 18 and increase in 300%. Last year WRAS responded to 45 deer call-outs WRAS has already attended that number so far this year! During 2006 WRAS rescued 86 swans and so far this year we have rescued 56 much more than this time last year. » Read more