Tag Archives: dangers

A Sussex animal rescue charity is urging the public to dispose of potentially dangerous fat ball feeders before they cause harm to wildlife.

This year East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has rescued 3 starlings caught up in fat ball feeders, and is aware of other organisations having dealt with similar situations elsewhere in the UK. » Read more

A rescue service is appealing to students and teachers to check for trapped animals as they return to school from the Summer holidays over the next couple of weeks.

The plea comes after volunteer rescuers were called to cut free a hedgehog caught up in a child's football goal being stored at the side of a house in Eastbourne on Friday (28th August 2009). » Read more

Deer casualty numbers double

Deer and other wildlife are dying unnecessarily from being caught in wire fencing and discarded netting. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service has dealt with 18 cases of deer caught in stock fencing or netting this year, over double that of 2007 (7 cases). » Read more

Rescuers from an East Sussex animal charity are asking well meaning people not to feed milk to injured wildlife which could potentially kill the casualty.

Members of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) are regularly called out to deal with young or injured birds and mammals only find that they have been given milk to drink. "Unfortunately milk is bad for and potentially life threatening for most baby birds and mammals who find it difficult to digest cows milk and other types of milk too" said Trevor Weeks Rescue Co-ordinator for East Sussex WRAS, "we get called all the time to people who have found birds and start giving them bread and milk to eat and drink. When was the last time you saw a pair of tits on a bird? Birds do not have breasts. Birds especially are not used to milk and have difficulty in digesting it." » Read more