In mid May WRAS received a call about a seal on the beach just east of Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. On arrival rescuers were surprised that the seal was a Grey Seal and fit and healthy. Over the next 10 days WRAS working closely with British Divers Marine Life Rescue set up a watch on the seal to keep him safe. The seal moved across to Eastbourne Beach then on to Seaford beach where he stayed for 6 days. A group of school children visiting the Seaford beach wanted to name the seal 'Trevor'!
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) will be holding a 1980s themed Unusual Quiz Night on Saturday 8th June at East Dean Village Hall.
Doors open at 7pm, the meal will be served from 7.15pm and the quiz will start about 8pm. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door. Tickets included macaroni cheese, quiche and salad with pineapple and cheese sticks on the tables as well as free entry to the quiz. Teams can be up to 5 people.
Worried residents contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) after spotting a swan on the River Ouse at Lewes with fishing line hanging out of its mouth and attached to fishing weights.
Rescuers attended on site on Monday 22nd but were unable to catch the swan from the bank, so asked British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) if they would help provide a boat for the rescue. As the tide was low, the charities planned a rescue for the morning of Tuesday 23rd April. Overnight the weights came loose and disappeared, but it was clear from the swan's behaviour that there was something wrong.
A busy wildlife rescue charity is being inundated with calls from the public reporting escaped peacocks across East Sussex. Over the past 3 weeks the charity has now received more than 40 calls about peacocks.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) is only a small local charity run off limited funding from kind and generous donations, and says it doesn't have the time, funding nor resources to be dealing with these calls.
Sussex based charity has launched an appeal to help save the lives of injured deer, many of which are attacked by dogs, caught in stock fencing and entangled in netting or rope swings.
If we can't get this hospital off the ground hundreds of deer will die a needless death" said WRAS founder Trevor Weeks.
A wildlife charity is finding itself being called to more and more domestic and agricultural animals than ever before. Yesterday (Monday 22nd March 2010) WRAS received over 12 calls for help with a peahen wandering around Uckfield and 7 turkeys wandering loose around Alfriston. As a result of these calls and many others the charity is saying there is clearly a need for an Animal Rescue team in East Sussex which deal with escaped pet and agricultural animals.
A baby fallow deer caught in stock fencing would have died a slow death if it wasn't for volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).
On Sunday 18th October WRAS rescuers were called to a footpath just off the A275 south of Dane Hill in East Sussex. Rescuers from Uckfield attended on site taking large stretchers and rescue equipment not believing the deer would be a baby at this time of year. The baby fallow deer was caught in stock fencing in the middle of a hedge and rescuers were surprised to find a 2 week old baby fallow deer suffering from hypothermia. Fallow deer are normally born up until the end of July, it is believed that some are born later but do not normally survive the winter not putting on enough weight.
At 1am Friday morning I received a called from a lady on St Leonards beach, East Sussex via East Sussex WRAS's rescue line. I alerted Alex Levine BDMLR's Out of Hours Co-ordinator and a text message was sent out to BDMLR medics across East Sussex. Local experienced Medic Stephen Marsh got dressed and headed out whilst myself and partner Kathy Martyn drove across from Uckfield.
A new Casualty Care Centre is now up and running at Whitesmith just off the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service has opened the new Centre after having to close its old unit at Horsebridge due to rising veterinary costs and because of having no room to expand.
East Sussex’s best known wildlife rescue charity is appealing for volunteers not to help with rescues, but to help behind the scenes with the organisation and running of the charity. East Sussex WRAS is looking for volunteers who love animals but who are unable to help with rescues, to get involved with record keeping, organising events and co-ordination of other volunteers within the organisation.