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.
Thousands of wildlife casualties across the country are likely to die over the Christmas and New Year because there is no one there to help them. The dark winter nights see an increase in road fatalities. The cold will bite for hedgehogs born too late in the year or who suffer from internal parasite burdens. Birds will hit windows dazzled by the low winter sun. Or caught by patrolling cats at dusk or dawn. Some even struggle to survive after their trees or bushes have been cut down. Please give what you can to our Christmas Casualty Appeal. Help us to make sure someone is there this winter to look after our wildlife. » More
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 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