Roger's Wildlife Rescue in Woodingdean is a voluntary organisation, funded by donations from members of the public that cares for around 1500 wild animals each year and release as many as possible back to the wild.
A large number of the wildlife are injured – small birds are prey for cats and sparrowhawks. Larger birds like herring gulls, and animals like foxes and hedgehogs, are often victims of road accidents. Other creatures can become entangled in garden netting or, horrifyingly, are victims of human cruelty.
Roger’s Wildlife Rescue work closely with vets to help mend and treat these creatures and rehabilitate them successfully.
Other creatures include orphaned youngsters, fox and badger cubs, baby rabbits and squirrels in the spring, then nestling garden birds like blue tits, blackbirds, starlings and many more and, of course, numerous young herring gulls in the summertime. These babies are reared and released when the time is right.
Roger’s Wildlife Rescue gives out advice over the phone for treating foxes with mange and dealing with a vast range of wildlife problems. With so many to care for, it is impossible to collect every creature, so they ask people to bring them when possible.
You can help keep Roger’s Wildlife Rescue going by subscribing to "Roger's World" a monthly recording and newsletter which provides a wealth of topical information about wildlife, including latest rescues, rescue updates, local 'what's on', guest contributors, club members' own wildlife news as well as music and chat.
More information at http://www.rogerswildliferescue.moonfruit.com/