We run Roger’s Wildlife Rescue from our home in Woodingdean, on the edge of Brighton in East Sussex. It is an entirely voluntary organisation, funded by donations from members of the public and by subscriptions to "Roger's World" our monthly recording and newsletter which provide 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.!
Roger has cared for injured wildlife all his life and from this “Roger’s Wildlife Rescue” has grown. Now we care for around 1500 creatures each year and release as many as possible back to the wild.
A large number of the wildlife we care for 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. At Roger’s Wildlife Rescue we work closely with vets to help mend and treat these creatures and rehabilitate them successfully.
Other creatures we help are 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.
At “Roger’s Wildlife Rescue” we also give 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 for us to collect every creature that needs our help, so we ask people to bring them when possible. However, Roger is available for callouts to injured foxes and badgers 24 hours a day.