East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service is an award winning community charity which was established as a voluntary group in 1996. It provides a front line veterinary ambulance service for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife casualties across East Sussex. The charity operates a veterinary hospital which is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and has facilities which include Veterinary Theatre, X-ray machine and processor, ultrasound, intensive care units, orphan incubators, isolation area and rehabilitation areas.
The charity relies on over 150 volunteers who help with feeding and cleaning, rescuing, fundraising and on the committee. The charity has 9 members of staff of which 4 are part time. We have four veterinary surgeons who help on an adhoc basis to assess casualties and plan their treatment.
East Sussex WRAS is a member of the British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
We treat all species with the same respect and dignity, basing decisions on their veterinary condition and not conservation status. In 2021 WRAS dealt with over 5100 casualties. The charity prouds itself on its professional approach and will continue to expand and improve it’s knowledge, experience and facilities.
This is only possible thanks to the support we get from the public.