What We Do
We are Roger and Fleur Musselle and we run Roger’s Wildlife Rescue from our home in Woodingdean, on the edge of Brighton. It is an entirely voluntary organisation, funded by donations from members of the public and by membership of a cd club.
Roger has cared for injured wildlife all his life and from this Roger’s Wildlife Rescue has grown. Now we care for around 2000 creatures each year and release as many as possible back to the wild.
A large number of the creatures 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. We do have some lovely people who volunteer as drivers for us and will go and collect things and bring them to us when it is impossible for people to get them to us themselves.
Obviously vets, food and housing costs money. If you are able to make a donation it is always gratefully received, but the best way to help financially is to join the tape club Roger’s World as that ensures your support continues throughout the year.
Please read about Roger’s World and consider joining our club...