East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service

East Sussex WRAS was established as a voluntary group in 1996, but some of its rescuers have been rescuing since 1985. The organisation was set up in order to provide a front-line rescue service for wildlife casualties who unlike their domesticated cousins, do not have owners to help look after them.

WRAS deals with calls from members of the public and other animal welfare organisations like the Swan Sanctuary, Fox Project, Southdowns Badger Group, International Animal Rescue, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Sussex Bat Hospital and many others. The average cost of responding to and dealing with a call-out is £65, which includes veterinary bills, food, water, electric, bedding, caging, rescue equipment, vehicles and fuel, phone bills and other necessary expenses.

Every year between 2-3,000 calls are made to WRAS’s rescue line. Our rescuers are all volunteers and are funded by kind donations from people like you.

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WRAS' Amazon wish list

WRAS has an Amazon wish list, where you can help us save money by buying items direct to help us out. The list ranges from animal food to IT equipment. » View WRAS' wish list

» Easy ways to help fundraise for WRAS

There are many ways in which you can help us continue our vital work. You can raise funds for us by recycling your mobile phone, shopping online, searching the web or even organising your own event. » Fundraising ideas

East Sussex WRAS is working alongside the Animal Careers College to improve animal welfare.