Veterinary ambulances from Uckfield and Polegate rushed to the aid of an adult male fallow deer caught by its antlers in strands of rope from an electric fence today. Volunteer rescuers Trevor Weeks (Uckfield), Tony Neads (Polegate) and Kate Cuddis (Hove) and Plumpton College Student Zoe Langley (who lives in Lewes and is on a work experience placement) attended on site but what faced them was a much more dangerous situation that was first thought.
An Uckfield Veterinary Practice has helped save the life of a young female fallow deer rescued by volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).
Trevor Weeks, Rescue Co-ordinator of WRAS helped by new volunteer Kathy Martyn, caught the deer at near Blackboys and transported it to Henley House Vets where veterinary surgeon Chris Hall was able to place the deer on life saving fluids and give pain relief. Due to the specialist nature of the injury the deer was rushed straight to a specialist Deer Hospital at St Tiggywinkles in Buckinghamshire where the deer in now being treated.
Volunteers from a animal charity are growing increasingly concerned about the frequency in which they are being called out to tackle deer caught in electric fencing and other materials.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has attended four incidents this year so far. They have also attended 4 other deer caught in stock fencing and/or rope this year too - making eight in total so far this year.
A male fallow deer is running free today after volunteer rescues managed to cut him free from being caught in electric fencing on an estate near Robertsbridge in East Sussex.
Yesterday afternoon, volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called by Sussex Police after a member of the public saw the trapped deer whilst walking in the countryside.