Rescuers at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service have had a busy evening seeing rescuers travelling all over the county in a five hour period between 8pm and 1am.

 

Volunteer rescuers Brian Russell and Jen Holloway responded to an emergency call to a catted rabbit unable to stand at Ditchling Road Brighton.

Casualty Manager Katie Nunn Nash attended to a Dunnock caught by a cat in Bexhill with breathing problems.

 

WRAS Founder Trevor Weeks MBE responded to an injured bat in Fletching Avenue, St Leonards.

 

Trevor then responded to a hedgehog in Willingdon with breathing problems which turned out to micro-chipped and called “Robin” a hedgehog which WRAS originally released about a year ago.  “Robin” was very chesty and is thought to have woken up from Hibernation with a bit of a chest infection or lungworm, which is now being investigated.

 

Whilst transporting “Robin” to WRAS’s Casualty Care Centre, Trevor was then diverted to a  road casualty Badger on the A22 at Hailsham, sadly the badger was already dead when he arrived.

 

Once the hedgehog was bedded down Trevor started heading home at gone midnight only to receive a call about a road casualty fox on the A26 at Eridge, unfortunately, this too had passed away on arrival. Trevor finally returned home about 1:30am.

East Sussex WRAS has seen a 42% increase in casualties over the past 12 months, and is now heading into their busiest time of year with baby birds and mammals getting into trouble.  WRAS is asking for the public to help support their work by taking out a standing order for as little as £1 a month to help make them more financially secure and to help cope with the increased workload.

 

To find out more about WRAS visit www.wildlifeambulance.org or visit their charity shop at 192 Terminus Road, Eastbourne.

 

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Trevor Weeks MBE

Founder & Operations Director

 

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS)

Reg Charity 1108880

 

Office: 01825-873003

24Hr Rescue Line: 07815-078234

Trevor’s Private Mobile: 07931-523958

 

Address:

Unit 8 The Shaw Barn, Whitesmith, East Sussex, BN8 6JD.

 

 

About Trevor Weeks

Trevor Weeks MBE Operations Director for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) Trevor started undertaking wildlife rescue and conservation work in 1985 when just 13 years old, and his life has been dedicated to the care of wildlife ever since. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue was established as a voluntary group in 1996 and became a registered charity in 2005. WRAS now has four veterinary ambulances and a Casualty Care Centre on the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield capable of looking after up to 200 casualties at a time. The charity is primarily run by volunteers and relies of donations to fund its award winning life saving service.