Tag Archives: orphan

Volunteer rescuers have spent four and a half hours trying to rescue 3 fox cubs in a den in a hedgerow at Dallington near Heathfield, East Sussex yesterday (Saturday 9th April 2011).

A horse rider called in East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) after finding a baby fox cub wandering around a narrow lane. She placed the cub back into the nearby den where she saw another cub which was calling. Close by the horse rider then noticed a dead fox and grew concerned for the cubs' welfare. East Sussex WRAS attended onsite and checked the dead fox to find it was a lactating vixen which had been dead for about 24 – 48 hours and probably a road casualty. » Read more

Animal rescuers in East Sussex are asking people if they can help support loads of Autumn orphaned hedgehogs from across the county. Over the past couple of weeks 20 orphaned hedgehogs have been rescued by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), mainly from the Hailsham, Eastbourne and Lewes area. » Read more

A sheltered housing scheme is being launched by a local charity but rather than for elderly humans the scheme aims to help young orphaned hedgehogs.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) is appealing for funds to help set up a series of sheltered housing and rearing facilities to help over winter at least 50 hedgehogs this winter. » Read more

A 2 day old baby roe deer was found wandering in a field at Horley yesterday (Thursday). Trevor Weeks Rescue Coordinator for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), drove to Horley where the deer had been picked up and bedded down in the finders' bedroom. The baby roe deer was seen with its mother at 10am in the morning. Local residents monitored the field and baby after the mother was disturbed and ran off leaving the baby alone. After 4 hours the mother had not returned and the baby had started to wander in the open. Local residents decided to pick up the deer and bring him in. WRAS was called and by the time Trevor arrived the mother still had not appeared. » Read more