West Sussex Wildlife Protection has been rescuing wildlife for more than 15 years and use several fully equipped rescuers.
Wildlife rescue in West Sussex
We cover the western part of West Sussex including Midhurst, Petworth, Pulborough, Bognor, Chichester and Littlehampton and Rustington. Portsmouth and district can also be covered for emergency wildlife aid. We have a 24 hour emergency service – but please ensure it is an emergency at night time! Phone 01243 825804. Foxes, deer, badgers and swans, together with trapped birds are our speciality. We are Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital’s contact for difficult rescues, and also the police control contact number when the RSPCA are not available.
We have the good fortune to have the services of Alphapet Veterinary Clinic for initial treatment of rescued wildlife. This is a practice that we hold in high regard, and their vet even turned out on Christmas day to look at a suspected poisoned buzzard we brought to them!
Mange treatment including humane trapping
If you see significant hair loss on a fox then it needs treatment. We can help. Non serious cases can be treated by medication, but serious hair loss requires an attempt at humane trapping and treatment. We will do our best to help.
Deterring nuisance wildlife
We offer a range of services that can humanely deter wildlife that are causing a problem. Foxes and badgers in gardens or squirrels in lofts – then we should be able to help.
We have worked closely to provide evidence of illegal wildlife crime to Sussex police that have secured convictions. We also provide RSPCA special operations with evidence and tip offs relating to wildlife crime. We follow up all leads relating to wildlife crime.
In 2008 legal action was brought by the Crawley and Horsham Hunt against West Sussex Wildlife Protection, where they were seeking an injunction in the High Court to prevent us monitoring their activities. A year later they withdrew and were ordered to pay all our defence costs. In 2012 we gave evidence that assisted in three members of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt being prosecuted under the Hunting Act. This was the first prosecution of its kind in the south east.