Bird raft on Brooklands Lake, Worthing.
Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife
We can and have been called upon to rescue a wide range of Wildlife, from all sorts of situations. This can range from the 'small Hedgehog with no Mum and rather cold', through Swans and Waterfowl caught in discarded fishing line or rubbish, up to Deer being trapped in mud or victims of road traffic accidents. During 2012 WADARS rescued and released 1,445 wild creatures. In mid-Summer we can receive over 60 telephone calls a day, just on wildlife matters.
We work with many other 'Animal/Bird' organisations including, but not limited to, The RSPCA, Brent Lodge Bird and Wildlife Hospital, Roger's Wildlife, The Fox Project and, of course, local veterinary practices.
Rescue and Rehoming of Domestic Animals
During 2012 WADARS rescued/rehomed 710 domestic pets. These comprised:
260 Dogs, 210 Cats and 240 other domestic animals, including Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Hamsters etc.
Again, many of these required veterinary treatment while in our care, which was paid for from our own funds.
OUR WORK GOES ON: at the end of April 2013, we had re-homed the following:
Dogs = 99
Cats = 58
Other Domestic = 57