A rather unusual but musical rescue took place this week after a heron became entangled in a wind chime. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out after a resident at Palehouse Common, Uckfield discovered the tall bird flapping around in her garden.
"These are the worst injuries to a hedgehog that I have seen for a long time" said Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).
On Wednesday WRAS rescuer Kathy Martyn rushed to Uckfield Community College after the caretaker found an injured hedgehog. The hedgehog was rescued and given initial treatment at Henley House Vets in Uckfield.
On Tuesday (7th October) founder Trevor Weeks was called away from a collection at Tesco's in Eastbourne to deal with a deer reported as injured and in a tributary of the River Uck at Uckfield close to the Rugby pitch. Trevor who had taken the day off work to help all day at a collection of vital funds at Tesco's in Lottbridge Drove Eastbourne had to leave and find replacement volunteers in order to help the deer and continue raising funds.
Early on Friday Morning - 20th June 2008 - a pregnant fallow deer was found on the A22 Uckfield Bypass near the East Sussex National Golf Course. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended onsite and Sussex Police even closed the A22 for safety during rush hour whilst the deer was rescued and loaded into one of WRAS’s veterinary ambulances.
Rescuers from a Sussex wildlife charity are issuing a warning to people across East Sussex to stop shooting birds after being called out to 5 birds in two weeks.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has been called to five birds which veterinary examinations have revealed the birds to have been shot at...
Rescuers had a bizarre call-out just after midnight this morning after a small deer was seen walking down Uckfield High Street. Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were on site within 20 minutes but the deer could not be found.
Volunteer rescuers started wondering why they volunteered for their jobs after being called to rescue a swan which had crash landed at a sewage works at Uckfield today. (Thursday 25th October).
Southern Water staff from Uckfield’s Water Treatment works called East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) after the swan was still in the tank after two days, concerned that it could not get out. Rescue Co-ordinator for East Sussex WRAS, Trevor Weeks attended on site to find his swan hook was 2ft too short to reach the centre of the tank so he was joined by Duty Co-ordinator Maz Marriot from Brighton to help out.