Ark Wildlife is sponsoring the Ark Hedgehog Heroes BIG Giveaway to the sum of £2,500 during October to help raise awareness of the wonderful network of dedicated carers who give their time rushing to the aid of sick and injured hedgehogs day and night.
A tear was brought to rescuers' eyes when their hard work to save a mum and 4 baby hedgehogs was successful.
Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to check a female hedgehog and some baby hedgehogs found in a wooden store at the bottom of a garden in Nevil Road, Uckfield yesterday (30th May 2014). The residents were clearing various items and out from a rolled up tarpaulin fell a large hedgehog and some babies which dropped to the floor. Rescuers from WRAS attended on site and found mum huddled in the corner and some very young, lethargic and cold baby hedgehogs scattered around. The babies were on a cold bare concrete floor.
A baby hedgehog had to be rescued on 10 August after being found stuck in a Christmas Bauble at Isfield in East Sussex.
Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by staff at the Laughing Fish Pub after discovering a baby hedgehog in distress. "The call was received at 10:30am and the caller reported finding a small hedgehog with a piece of plastic stuck on its back and clearly in distress" said Trevor Weeks MBE founder of East Sussex WRAS.
You may remember a few weeks ago we had one of our former hedgehogs called 'Grape' come back into care after being found by a young lad named Frazer. Frazer discovered Grape in his garden with a nasty wound on his side caused by a strimmer. Grape was very poorly, suffering from an extensive infection and dehydration, and sadly this was just too much for him and he passed away about 36 hours after being admitted into care.
Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them, lots of tips to make sure our prickly friends stay safe can be found on the Society's website.
An East Sussex animal charity has organised a Hedgehog Awareness Weekend in the run up to the Guy Fawkes Celebrations in order to help keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe over the celebrations.
Over the weekend on 13th and 14th October WRAS's founder Trevor Weeks MBE will be doing hour long sessions about hedgehog awareness including how to keep hedgehogs safe during the bonfire celebrations. The sessions will include meeting a real live hedgehog at WRAS's Wildlife Hospital based at Whitesmith on the A22 between Hailsham, Lewes and Uckfield.
Rescuers rushed to the aid of four 10 day old baby hedgehogs found in a bonfire at Piltdown on Thursday 14th June 2012. Volunteer rescuer Kathy Martyn from Uckfield rushed to the address at Piltdown after a local resident was about to light a bonfire but stopped just in time after hearing little squeaking sounds coming from the garden debris.
A hedgehog with the munchies got stuck in a basement area outside a shop in Alfriston High Street on Friday 8th June 2012. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by staff from "Munchilicious" a shop in Alfriston High Street, after discovering the hedgehogs down a small basement area outside on the high street.
It's Hedgehog Awareness Week!
Every year East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) deals with over 500 hedgehogs. The majority of call-outs are directly or indirectly as a result of human activity. East Sussex WRAS is urging members of the public to check their gardens for a number of common problems which hedgehogs encounter to try and make their lives a safer and happier one.
Come along and meet a real live hedgehog and learn more about what you can do to help these amazing creatures. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service is holding a Hedgehog Awareness Day as part of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society's Hedgehog Awareness Week, at its rescue centre at Whitesmith, between Hailsham and Uckfield on Saturday 12th May 2012.