Baby Fox from Hastings

You can tell Easter is almost here as WRAS welcomes in its first orphan badger and fox cubs.

Last week we were called to a badger cub found in a wood off the cuckoo trail.  The finders took the small furry bundle home and kept it warm until our Casualty Manager Chris arrived. It was quickly assessed and taken back to our hospital where it was gently warmed in our intensive care therapy unit. Badger cub expert Annette Risley at Folly Wildlife Rescue was contacted and they very kindly agreed to take her on. Katie Nunn Nash, our Orphan Manager came in and took over the badgers care and continued warming it and then introduced some specialist milk replacer. After being stabilized, fed and warmed Katie took the little one to Folly.

Baby Badger from near Hailsham

We have also had our first fox cub of the year. We took a call in the early morning Thursday regarding this youngster after it was found out side a property in Hastings. Rescuers attended on site and assessed the cub, who was very cold, dehydrated and had an empty belly. He was taken back to our orphan unit and placed in one of our brooders where Katie worked hard to get his temperature back up. He was given fluids and then once warmed moved on to puppy milk. Throughout the day he continued to perk up and Katie and Chris wanted to try and reunite the little fella with his mum. So they camped out with the little cub and sat and waited. The cub was put in a container with heat pads but after seeing countless badgers but no foxes and just before 2am, the decision was made to bring him back in.  Katie will now hand rear him and hopefully he will be joined by friends at some point soon to form a social group.

Rescuers Hannah and Nathan with the rescued Langney Swan

Rescuers were called to a difficult rescue at Langney Pond at the weekend. WRAS received a call just before 4pm on Sunday to reports of a swan with weights hanging from its beak. When rescuers arrived the RSPCA were already in attendance but due to a crowd hadn’t been successful. So our rescuers offered to continue to wait and to monitor the swan as the RSPCA inspector was inundated with other calls. The swan was with its partner and were very wise to what we rescuers were attempting to do. Patience was the key. The swan gradually grew more and more trusting getting closer and closer as we offered food. Chris waited till the right moment as the swan’s head went under water to eat the food, chris took his opportunity and grabbed the swan and lifted him out of the water. Rescuer Hannah helped gain control of the swan and it was quickly assessed. Our Vet Mike was contacted as the hook as in the mouth and this was easily removed and cut free.  After a night in care the swan was returned back to the pond behind Langney Shopping Centre.

The Great Diver that was admitted to WRAS recently has been released by RSPCA Mallydams. The poor bird came to WRAS covered in fishing tackle which our care team removed and gave emergency first aid too. Once settled we transferred him to RSPCA as they have better facilities for these kind if birds. He was released back to the wild last weekend. Excellent work by all those involved.

You may remember a few weeks ago we received a call from Network Rail after a member of staff carrying out a line inspection between Buxted and Uckfield Railways Station found a buzzard which they believed may have struck a train. Several days after being admitted the bird started to feel better and needed more space so moved into one of our indoor enclosures. We were concerned at first about the shoulder but just over a week after admission the Buzzard was able to fly up onto high perches and regained full use of the wing. When reassessed with our vets we were really pleased the bird had recovered so well. So on Friday last week, after just over 2 weeks of care, the Buzzard was taken back and released next to Buxted Recreation Ground as close to where the Buzzard was found as possible and released. You can check out the video of the release along with other rescues on our You Tube Channel.

 

 

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.

 

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Trevor’s Week for 29th March 2018

You can tell Easter is almost here as WRAS welcomes in its first orphan badger and fox cubs.

Last week we were called to a badger cub found in a wood off the cuckoo trail.  The finders took the small furry bundle home and kept it warm until our Casualty Manager Chris arrived. It was quickly assessed and taken back to our hospital where it was gently warmed in our intensive care therapy unit. Badger cub expert Annette Risley at Folly Wildlife Rescue was contacted and they very kindly agreed to take her on. Katie Nunn Nash, our Orphan Manager came in and took over the badgers care and continued warming it and then introduced some specialist milk replacer. After being stabilized, fed and warmed Katie took the little one to Folly.

We have also had our first fox cub of the year. We took a call in the early morning Thursday regarding this youngster after it was found out side a property in Hastings. Rescuers attended on site and assessed the cub, who was very cold, dehydrated and had an empty belly. He was taken back to our orphan unit and placed in one of our brooders where Katie worked hard to get his temperature back up. He was given fluids and then once warmed moved on to puppy milk. Throughout the day he continued to perk up and Katie and Chris wanted to try and reunite the little fella with his mum. So they camped out with the little cub and sat and waited. The cub was put in a container with heat pads but after seeing countless badgers but no foxes and just before 2am, the decision was made to bring him back in.  Katie will now hand rear him and hopefully he will be joined by friends at some point soon to form a social group.

Rescuers were called to a difficult rescue at Langney Pond at the weekend. WRAS received a call just before 4pm on Sunday to reports of a swan with weights hanging from its beak. When rescuers arrived the RSPCA were already in attendance but due to a crowd hadn’t been successful. So our rescuers offered to continue to wait and to monitor the swan as the RSPCA inspector was inundated with other calls. The swan was with its partner and were very wise to what we rescuers were attempting to do. Patience was the key. The swan gradually grew more and more trusting getting closer and closer as we offered food. Chris waited till the right moment as the swan’s head went under water to eat the food, chris took his opportunity and grabbed the swan and lifted him out of the water. Rescuer Hannah helped gain control of the swan and it was quickly assessed. Our Vet Mike was contacted as the hook as in the mouth and this was easily removed and cut free.  After a night in care the swan was returned back to the pond behind Langney Shopping Centre.

The Great Diver that was admitted to WRAS recently has been released by RSPCA Mallydams. The poor bird came to WRAS covered in fishing tackle which our care team removed and gave emergency first aid too. Once settled we transferred him to RSPCA as they have better facilities for these kind if birds. He was released back to the wild last weekend. Excellent work by all those involved.

You may remember a few weeks ago we received a call from Network Rail after a member of staff carrying out a line inspection between Buxted and Uckfield Railways Station found a buzzard which they believed may have struck a train. Several days after being admitted the bird started to feel better and needed more space so moved into one of our indoor enclosures. We were concerned at first about the shoulder but just over a week after admission the Buzzard was able to fly up onto high perches and regained full use of the wing. When reassessed with our vets we were really pleased the bird had recovered so well. So on Friday last week, after just over 2 weeks of care, the Buzzard was taken back and released next to Buxted Recreation Ground as close to where the Buzzard was found as possible and released. You can check out the video of the release along with other rescues on our You Tube Channel.

 

 

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.

 

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender immediately. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the charity. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The charity accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.

Trevor’s Week for 29th March 2018

You can tell Easter is almost here as WRAS welcomes in its first orphan badger and fox cubs.

Last week we were called to a badger cub found in a wood off the cuckoo trail.  The finders took the small furry bundle home and kept it warm until our Casualty Manager Chris arrived. It was quickly assessed and taken back to our hospital where it was gently warmed in our intensive care therapy unit. Badger cub expert Annette Risley at Folly Wildlife Rescue was contacted and they very kindly agreed to take her on. Katie Nunn Nash, our Orphan Manager came in and took over the badgers care and continued warming it and then introduced some specialist milk replacer. After being stabilized, fed and warmed Katie took the little one to Folly.

We have also had our first fox cub of the year. We took a call in the early morning Thursday regarding this youngster after it was found out side a property in Hastings. Rescuers attended on site and assessed the cub, who was very cold, dehydrated and had an empty belly. He was taken back to our orphan unit and placed in one of our brooders where Katie worked hard to get his temperature back up. He was given fluids and then once warmed moved on to puppy milk. Throughout the day he continued to perk up and Katie and Chris wanted to try and reunite the little fella with his mum. So they camped out with the little cub and sat and waited. The cub was put in a container with heat pads but after seeing countless badgers but no foxes and just before 2am, the decision was made to bring him back in.  Katie will now hand rear him and hopefully he will be joined by friends at some point soon to form a social group.

Rescuers were called to a difficult rescue at Langney Pond at the weekend. WRAS received a call just before 4pm on Sunday to reports of a swan with weights hanging from its beak. When rescuers arrived the RSPCA were already in attendance but due to a crowd hadn’t been successful. So our rescuers offered to continue to wait and to monitor the swan as the RSPCA inspector was inundated with other calls. The swan was with its partner and were very wise to what we rescuers were attempting to do. Patience was the key. The swan gradually grew more and more trusting getting closer and closer as we offered food. Chris waited till the right moment as the swan’s head went under water to eat the food, chris took his opportunity and grabbed the swan and lifted him out of the water. Rescuer Hannah helped gain control of the swan and it was quickly assessed. Our Vet Mike was contacted as the hook as in the mouth and this was easily removed and cut free.  After a night in care the swan was returned back to the pond behind Langney Shopping Centre.

The Great Diver that was admitted to WRAS recently has been released by RSPCA Mallydams. The poor bird came to WRAS covered in fishing tackle which our care team removed and gave emergency first aid too. Once settled we transferred him to RSPCA as they have better facilities for these kind if birds. He was released back to the wild last weekend. Excellent work by all those involved.

You may remember a few weeks ago we received a call from Network Rail after a member of staff carrying out a line inspection between Buxted and Uckfield Railways Station found a buzzard which they believed may have struck a train. Several days after being admitted the bird started to feel better and needed more space so moved into one of our indoor enclosures. We were concerned at first about the shoulder but just over a week after admission the Buzzard was able to fly up onto high perches and regained full use of the wing. When reassessed with our vets we were really pleased the bird had recovered so well. So on Friday last week, after just over 2 weeks of care, the Buzzard was taken back and released next to Buxted Recreation Ground as close to where the Buzzard was found as possible and released. You can check out the video of the release along with other rescues on our You Tube Channel.

 

 

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.

 

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender immediately. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the charity. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The charity accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.

Trevor’s Week for 29th March 2018

You can tell Easter is almost here as WRAS welcomes in its first orphan badger and fox cubs.

Last week we were called to a badger cub found in a wood off the cuckoo trail.  The finders took the small furry bundle home and kept it warm until our Casualty Manager Chris arrived. It was quickly assessed and taken back to our hospital where it was gently warmed in our intensive care therapy unit. Badger cub expert Annette Risley at Folly Wildlife Rescue was contacted and they very kindly agreed to take her on. Katie Nunn Nash, our Orphan Manager came in and took over the badgers care and continued warming it and then introduced some specialist milk replacer. After being stabilized, fed and warmed Katie took the little one to Folly.

We have also had our first fox cub of the year. We took a call in the early morning Thursday regarding this youngster after it was found out side a property in Hastings. Rescuers attended on site and assessed the cub, who was very cold, dehydrated and had an empty belly. He was taken back to our orphan unit and placed in one of our brooders where Katie worked hard to get his temperature back up. He was given fluids and then once warmed moved on to puppy milk. Throughout the day he continued to perk up and Katie and Chris wanted to try and reunite the little fella with his mum. So they camped out with the little cub and sat and waited. The cub was put in a container with heat pads but after seeing countless badgers but no foxes and just before 2am, the decision was made to bring him back in.  Katie will now hand rear him and hopefully he will be joined by friends at some point soon to form a social group.

Rescuers were called to a difficult rescue at Langney Pond at the weekend. WRAS received a call just before 4pm on Sunday to reports of a swan with weights hanging from its beak. When rescuers arrived the RSPCA were already in attendance but due to a crowd hadn’t been successful. So our rescuers offered to continue to wait and to monitor the swan as the RSPCA inspector was inundated with other calls. The swan was with its partner and were very wise to what we rescuers were attempting to do. Patience was the key. The swan gradually grew more and more trusting getting closer and closer as we offered food. Chris waited till the right moment as the swan’s head went under water to eat the food, chris took his opportunity and grabbed the swan and lifted him out of the water. Rescuer Hannah helped gain control of the swan and it was quickly assessed. Our Vet Mike was contacted as the hook as in the mouth and this was easily removed and cut free.  After a night in care the swan was returned back to the pond behind Langney Shopping Centre.

The Great Diver that was admitted to WRAS recently has been released by RSPCA Mallydams. The poor bird came to WRAS covered in fishing tackle which our care team removed and gave emergency first aid too. Once settled we transferred him to RSPCA as they have better facilities for these kind if birds. He was released back to the wild last weekend. Excellent work by all those involved.

You may remember a few weeks ago we received a call from Network Rail after a member of staff carrying out a line inspection between Buxted and Uckfield Railways Station found a buzzard which they believed may have struck a train. Several days after being admitted the bird started to feel better and needed more space so moved into one of our indoor enclosures. We were concerned at first about the shoulder but just over a week after admission the Buzzard was able to fly up onto high perches and regained full use of the wing. When reassessed with our vets we were really pleased the bird had recovered so well. So on Friday last week, after just over 2 weeks of care, the Buzzard was taken back and released next to Buxted Recreation Ground as close to where the Buzzard was found as possible and released. You can check out the video of the release along with other rescues on our You Tube Channel.

 

 

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.