An 186g hedgehog was to Henley House Vets in Uckfield after becoming entangled in a Christmas tree decoration.
Veterinary Nurse Jenny Pike RVN and Vet Chris Hall MRCVS attended to the her. She was given an general anaesthetic in order to clean and treat her wounds better.
The hedgehog now named “Izzy” after being found at Isfield, has been admitted to the service's casualty care centre at Whitesmith. She will need daily monitoring and her wounds cleaning. Staff hope she is strong enough to survive the treatment and that they can control the infection.
A wildlife ambulance was called to a pub in Isfield, Sussex to rescue an injured hedgehog. It was on site within 30 minutes, where rescuers then assessed the hedgehog’s condition. explained Kathy Martyn, WRAS rescuer and carer.
The loop of the bauble went across the back and under her belly and was embedded into the body through various scabs and wounds.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service have released this footage showing a baby hedgehog being treated after it was discovered with the loop of a Christmas decoration caught around its body.
A baby hedgehog had to be rescued after it was found with a Christmas decoration stuck around its body at Isfield in East Sussex.
Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by staff at the Laughing Fish Pub after discovering a baby hedgehog in distress.
A badger had a lucky escape from the bottom of a disused swimming pool this weekend. The stranded animal didn't put up much of a fight when volunteers at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service removed him from a wet corner of the pool.
The driver of a wildlife rescue ambulance was brought to a stop near Uckfield and then assaulted by a man who demanded drugs.
The ambulance was being driven along the A22 near Palesgate Common at around 11pm on Monday when it was overtaken by a dark coloured, older style, hatchback.
It slowed down and put on hazard lights bringing the ambulance to a standstill. Thinking that something was wrong, wildlife rescue volunteer Trevor Weeks got out of his vehicle, but was then assaulted and asked to handover drugs from the vehicle.
However, the wildlife rescue ambulance does not carry drugs or medical supplies.