East Sussex WRAS
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Very happy to support Si's work!
Donation by Peter Boghurst £15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid
Why your donation matters
The Miracle of Baby Button. In October 2009, WRAS rushed to the aid of a baby deer caught in stock fencing at Danehill. The baby was suffering from Hypothermia, a nasty ligature wound round her belly and was born very late in the year. She was named "Button" as the rescue took place as Jenson Button was crossing the finishing line to win the F1 World Championship at the time of the rescue. She needed emergency treatment and intensive care, suffering from Haemorrhagic Enteritis, passing blood constantly. Volunteer carers stayed up round the clock to look after her, and she even died and was resusitated. It was a miracle that she survived her trauma. Now recovered and living wild, Button, has given birth to her own baby! If it wasn't for WRAS's devotion to wildlife neither would be alive.
Case study: donations in action
WRAS's Baby Deer Rescue Team. Until 2011, WRAS always used to pass over baby deer to a wildlife hospital over 2 hours away, but this is no longer possible, so WRAS has had to try and take in and look after baby deer itself. So far WRAS has had 6 baby deer in 2011. The first a baby Roe deer found emaciated and abandoned in a field at Chiddingly. A few weeks later, WRAS rescuers rushed to the aid of baby fallow deer caught in fencing at Rotherfield, road casualty baby passed to us via the RSPCA, one attacked by a dog at Chelwood Corner, one caught in stock fencing at Maresfield, and another baby caught in stock fencing at Duddleswell. WRAS volunteers have been up through the night monitoring and caring for these baby deer, loosing many hours of sleep. They are all currently under treatment for their injuries and illnesses. WRAS is currently the only charity which provides life saving treatment and first aid out on site at the rescue location site.