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Thursday 30th July 2020, 8:19
We still have 10 fox 'cubs' looking for release sites. They need to get back into the wild asap as they are now pretty big! If you have a rural location , the local population of foxes isn't too big and are healthy and you are happy to feed them till they disperse please get in touch. We hope to only need 2 more venues , 5 cubs to each if possible. Thank you 🦊 ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately that's a really big ask these days, too many people means too many houses, means too many cars and roads and too many guns 😩😩 I hope they find somewhere suitable, integrate well and are happy 💖💖
We are in a suitable location. We have a fox cub visiting and a mum somewhere but not aware of anymore foxes. How’s the best way to get in touch? We’re in East Hanningfield.
We are willing to support a release site - there are a couple of foxes and deer out the back other than that a old badger waddles around now and again - we are in Ramsden Heath and back directly onto open land, hedges and forest
Shame , I’m not classed as rural , I have a dyke running the back of my property and a mummy fox with her babies ( not babies no more ) lives there who I feed every night , wish I could help x
Have emailed before about the hedgehogs too , more thank happy to have you release any animals in my garden have sent pictures before via email 🦔🦊
❤️ i have cubs in my garden every nite, theyre so cute. Dont know it all the ones i see are all one family or lots of different ones 🤔
We have foxes up our hill in Chafford Hundred, with cubs frequenting our garden often & a den on the hill. Would these get on with the others??
Oak road Crays hill, full of fields and forests everywhere and not too many houses
i have a family that come into my garden on a daily basis.. .4 of them, i absolutely love them and dont mind their visits one bit.... just wish my dogs felt the same, they go apesh** when they see them , thankfully a wall and a window between them all
Just make sure the hunting people don’t take them on the pretext of rehoming them! Never can be too sure nowadays!☹️
I'm in Bulphan have a hedge at the back of my garden that leads on to fields will happily have hedgehogs and foxes we have both visit our garden already
Would love to do a badger release🥰
Susan Jane do you think the fields behind your house would work? Xxxx
All foxes do very well in my area. Plenty of locals regularly feed them. I would love to help. Please get in touch. I live in Loughton
Martin Allen another animal story? Xxx
I sent you a DM......
Charlotte Read can’t we have some out the back?xx
The old Pitsea land field
Pauline Steele ?
Just a question, will they disdperse if you keep feeding them? We have juvenile foxes on our allotment site that we are "subsidising" with food.
Thank you for all the hard work you do. We brought a fox cub in yesterday that possibly could have been poisoned. He was in our neighbours garden. We hope he has recovered, but if not was put to sleep so no longer suffering. Thank you for taking care of him.🙏👍
Aww I hope you find them a home soon. I’m in the suburbs, we have so many foxes living among us because their habitats are now our back gardens 😢
Not sure how the fox population is in our area but would be happy to help. We are in wivenhoe near a wooden protected area. Just PM me
Thursday 23rd July 2020, 22:35
Another seal pup ( a common) arrived this evening, although feisty she is a bit thin. unusually she was a dream to administer fluids to via a stomach tube the are not normally too keen on this procedure! We do run out of suitable accommodation for these patients so will be focusing fundraising on building them a facility in the coming months . ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like a dog when you cover there ears 😭💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
She's a brave little girl and just wants to get better, hence the easy acceptance of that tube! Good luck beautiful. xx
I didn't even know you could deal with seal pups, do you come across them often? How amazing the diversity of species you can help x
Thank you for helping with yet another Essex pup before she went off to rehab
Very happy to support fund raising as you do amazing work. Thank you 🙏🏻🌈
Our art auction is the end of the month, fingers crossed we get a decent amount towards it for you x
What about a go fund me page ? 🐾🐾
Ahh - thank you. How much does a facility cost? Xx
Sounds like a job for us maintance chaps!!
Daniel 🤗 so beautiful xx
Wee face 😿
Lucy Sarah Nicole Pretor it was a she!
Please share your auction on Facebook
Thursday 23rd July 2020, 12:08
We have lost count of the thousands of birds we have hand reared so far this year. We have group of sparrows in one of the aviaries at the moment who all arrived in terrible condition as their finders tried to care for them themselves without the experience or the facilities to do so. It has taken longer than usual to get these birds ready for release but they seem to be doing quite well this morning. ... See MoreSee Less
What fantastic job you all do.
I brought in some eggs, Curious to know if they ever hatched, customer had parked their vehicle up on a farm for a period of time... then moved the vehicle and the nest got separated from the mother.
Thank you for all you do for all the animals that come through your door 💘
Wonderful result. Well done to all of you xxx
They certainly look happy enough there. Well done as usual. xx
Amazing, I admire all you do. 💕
Big thank you , your all brilliant 💕
You guys are bloody amazing ❤️
They look amazing 😉
Keep up the great work!
Thursday 23rd July 2020, 10:55
Are you disposing of your face coverings properly, or do you have re-useable items? ... See MoreSee Less
Brilliant guys, thanks for all you do for our wonderful wildlife...Tom still rocks😘
Please do not throw down your rubbish! That’s the serious message!
Pity rspca didn't look after it at one of their centres instead of passing the costs to the wildlife centre
The work that EWL does is absolutely fantastic, I’m sure they would be very great full for any donations.
They are going to replace the plastic bag as the new wildlife threat
Amazing work always. Thank you for everything you do x
Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 23:04
Theres nothing like a horrifically injured animal that motivates us as to why we do this work even when we are exhausted. Found dying in the road at least one compassionate person stopped to help this young deer as we were dealing with other casualties. We would have put it to sleep as soon as it arrived but it died as got here. Today has been particularly bad for severely injured animals it is heartbreaking to see them but surely worse for them to endure their suffering.( hopefully fb will cover the image as there isnt a setting to do this ourselves. Apologies for the distressing photo) ... See MoreSee Less
It didn’t cover the photo and I did not need to see that, it’s awful. The poor animal. This has really upset me and I will be unfollowing your account.
We live in a very cruel world i hope who ever did this see it god help them what that poor deer went though pain its hurt me so much to see anmainl getting hurt or kid just for bloody fun no accident just evil ..its not nice to look at but we do have horrible people out there rip and thank you south essex wildlife hospital for what you do and for the person who tried to save her or him ❤
Iv seen this happen a few times if a big animals gets hit by a lorry it goes underneath and gets dragged taking the skin off It’s very horrific hope the person stopped and reported it For everyone animal that sadly crossed the rainbow You guys are out there saving 10 more Your Absolutely amazing ♥️🌈 ♥️🌈 ♥️🌈
They didn’t cover it😢 I’m not squeamish just really upset for the poor deer. I won’t get this image out of my head now. So thankful you do what you do and hopefully the happier stories can put better images in your heads. I would love to do what you do but this would devastate me.
I hope this poor deer didn't suffer for too long, absolutely heartbreaking. 😔
Oh my goodness poor poor baby. Thanks to the person that stopped and helped and that the baby wasnt on its own when it passed. Run free sweet baby
The work you do is truly amazing and I’m so very sorry about the deer. To the people who stopped and helped - ❤️. In an ideal world karma should bite the person that did this, accidents happen but to not stop😭
poor thing - well done guys for the good job there
I'm horrified too by this pic but if it was not for you all there at the hospital so many more animals would die.
The pain and suffering caused at slaughter houses is far worse than this to see I can assure you 😢
Yes awful to see but it's real life...and death!Creatures suffer a lot after being attacked or hit by cars and often just left to die !Thank you for the work you and all the rescues do!
Unfortunately it seems Facebook did not cover this photo. In future please could you post graphic photos in the comments and keep just the explanation in your main post so we can have the choice whether to see something this graphic instead of it automatically coming up in our newsfeed? I wouldn't want to unfollow you because I know your heart is in the right place and you do a truly amazing job but I do not want distressing images like this ingrained in my memory 💔
any idea what happened?
Why would anyone partly skin this poor baby and then leave it
Can the stuff to put the animal down be taken to the animal? 😭 the deer had to be picked up and driven to you only to be put to sleep! All that unnecessary pain 😢 there was no saving this animal!!!! Shouldn’t be moved and put out the poor things misery ASAP 😒😢
My sister works with you. She’s a vet. I am so glad she does. She volunteers. She gives her brains and talent and kindness to help you all and these dear creatures. Xx
Accidents happen, but how the hell has this poor animal been “skinned” then just left!! This is NOT an accident!!!!!
I did a wildlife rescue internship in Texas (I’m from UK though) and I got called out to a deer rescue once .. and it had tried to jump over a spiked fence in someone’s garden and it had managed to impale itself and skin itself in the same way as this, it had peeled all the way from toe to head pretty much 😭 I managed to get it off the fence and the poor thing was still alive when we got it back to the clinic but sadly it had to be put down (understandably) The images are still stuck with me 😭 It was the hardest call out I had to do my entire time out there 💔 Poor little deer. I’m glad somebody stopped to help xx
The fear, pain and horror that lovely animal must have suffered is incomprehensible. It breaks my heart. Thank goodness a kind person stopped to try to help it. If it was indeed hit by a vehicle there is no way they could have been unaware they had hit it. How could anyone be so heartless? As for the other alternative suggestions on here as to how it got those terrible injuries I'm trying very hard to block that horror from my head. Rest in peace beautiful little one. xxx
Well it didn’t cover the image! I really did not need to see that! Absolutely no need to post such an horrific photo! 😡
Absolutely horrific injuries 😢😢 we at Harold Hill Deer Aid also have to deal with stuff like this as you know we work closely with yourselfs. Rip little one 😢😢
Oh my the pain that poor animal must have been in. Heart breaking Thank you to the person that stopped and thank you for going out there to help. If only the world was fully of Compassion and kindness ♥️ xxx
OMG - how awful - glad he/she no longer suffering but horrific injury being skinned...…...RIP little baby xx
This is so sad, looks like it’s been dragged and had its fur ripped off 😢 poor thing must of been in excruciating pain
Thank you deeply for the compassion and help you afford these animals in their time of need even though you are all exhausted 💘
Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 21:51
5am start this morning for the bbc breakfast interview about the "masked" gull has left us all pretty exhausted. Tom and sue were on about 6.30 then rspca inspector adam and sue (again!) Did another slot at about 8.30. Thank you to everyone who watched and wished us well, we have had messages from all over the world.Its amazing that such a routine job for us captured such a wide audience. 🌍😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Excellent. You were 1st on just after 6.20AM. Missed the second one so will now watch it on iplayer. Thanks for all the work you do.
Hi Sue. You came over very well on the television. Keep up the good work. Kind regards Andrew Pink
Sadly though, from my way out of Asda’s carpark in Colchester this afternoon I spotted a dumped face mask just like the one that was attached to the gull’s feet. I wasn’t able to stop to pick it up. But I thought about the negligence of humans and how this is probably going to increase with the government’s ridiculous mandatory face masks in shops this week.
Well done all! Hope you get some sleep tonight! 😴😴😴
Let's hope it brings in some donations to help continue your your fabulous work xx
They are dumped everywhere ....stupid people
We love you all! Sue, can I have your autograph 😂
All this coverage has got to be good for you. I hope it brings in much needed donations! 🥰
You deserve the recognition
Well done Sue
I Missed it xxx
You were great Sue Schwar
Marissa Dodsworth litter is big news!
You are amazing 💕
And shock horror I find dropped masks in town in Brentwood, come on get littering dunes going too
Tuesday 21st July 2020, 23:06
Our post about the gull with the face mask tangled on its legs has spawned a bit of interest. Sue has done a radio interview for BBC Essex, we have featured on Sky news and had several emails including one from japan. BBC look east came to film today, (a recently released young collared dove tried to get in on the act ) and BBC breakfast are due at 5.40 in the morning for a live broadcast. What could possibly go wrong ?!We hope to get to bed soon ! ... See MoreSee Less
Aww brilliant! I hope it raises awareness and hopefully lots of donations for the amazing work you do xx
Saw it this morning, hopefully will make more people aware of the dangers to the dear animals and the wonderful work you do x x x
Great news let's hope you get generous donations
Excellent news. Hope all goes well.
Denise Treweek Kate Lamb
Good luck guys! Hope you get loads of donations and awareness following the TV segment! Xx
Thank you for highlighting the plight of birds, in particular gulls. I run a small Gull rescue up in Lowestoft and we are now full. Much maligned birds and we have many more that need us but most of ours are badly injured and require intensive care.
Let's hope it brings awareness of your brilliant work there + lots of donations too
Great news let’s hope you can mention how people can donate as well. Good luck
Fantastic! I've just put a record on for the morning, I don't want to miss it. You're doing a great job. Good luck. x
Brilliant! Hopefully this will bring awareness and of course donations.
I hope it brings in much needed donations. You deserve air time for the amazing work you do!
Wow hopefully people will realise the danger to our wildlife not only with these masks but other plastic items.
Brilliant. About time this was put on air about people disregard to disposal of their rubbish and the impact on the critters
Saw it on Look East. Great publicity! I hope it raises awareness and brings in lots of donations!
Brilliant, hope you get plenty of sponsors your work is amazing 💕
Let's hope that this brings in lots of donations and makes people more aware of you fantastic people XX
Just watched you on BBC breakfast, hope that this will help to make a difference.
Yes was on Jeremy Vine show .......Is it so hard to take your rubbish home ???
You’ll be amazing! You’re Wildlife champions! ❤️
Was this mentioned on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 today??
It was on CNN’s app feed here in the USA.
Keep up the great work 👍🏻
Saw you Sue on the news, you deserve the attention,you all do a wonderful job 👏👏👏🥰
This is great news! Media attention means more interest which means more donations 👍👍👍👍
Monday 20th July 2020, 14:35
Just found in an ikea bag of donated sheets, probably delivered a while ago but just incase they are still needed 😕 ... See MoreSee Less
Shared to Wickford Wombles I know the group donate when they can x
Saturday 18th July 2020, 16:59
Another sad victim of covid 19. A young gull with a disposable face mask tangled round its legs. As it has been there a while the poor birds limbs and joints are swollen. Hopefully with the corrected veterinary care he will soon recover. ( bird was bought to us by the rspca) ... See MoreSee Less
Honestly can u believe people just throw them anywhere. Why dont they take the bloody thing home and dispose of them properly.
That's not a victim of the corona virus it's the victim of the human virus
Donated this is an exceptional Hospital for our wildlife x
Humans are the worst virus there is in my opinion. Speedy recovery little fella.
I can never understand why I'm always so shocked and saddened by bloody human thoughtlessness, the only thing that keeps me going are the kind thoughtful ones.
Events this year have brought out the very best in some people. Others remain as irresponsible and uncaring as it is possible to be.
It’s so difficult for some so called people to do the most basic simple things . Put rubbish in bins or take it home & dispose it . Surely not rocket science . Or is it for some ! 😡
What In hell is wrong with people , who are so careless that they don’t even think of what they might be doing to poor animals or birds , 😡😡
Poor little soul why are some people so disgusting? do they not think that throwing away their garbage will end up in the sea killing beautiful birds that get caught up in them, of course they don't, because they are lowlife and only care about themselves!!
For goodness sake, what is wrong with people ? Well done for all you do for the animals that you help. 👍
People are being even more disgusting than normal with all the masks and gloves chucking them down everywhere, I hope the gull survives.
To the rescue once again to try to save another little victim of someone's thoughtless actions and sheer stupidity. Hope the little one recovers. xxx
Poor little thing. Thank you for helping him x
So sad, there were several dropped on path in old Leigh a couple of weeks ago, disgraceful x
Thank you for helping it. Humans are so disgusting
What is wrong with people, why can't they dispose of things properly?
Poor thing, could this be from the landfill, tip or similar, maybe we should cut the strings before disposal !
Poor baby💔 I’ve seen so many discarded masks and gloves, it’s disgusting that people just don’t care.
Why are people so blinkered & selfish . Think about your actions everything you do has consequences.
Humans are the only true virus on this planet. Makes me sick.
And this is why those sort of masks should be made unavailable for the general public to buy.
I'd like to say just put the masks in the bloody bin but then they just go to landfill, which is full of birds looking for food. So I dont know what the solution is, but I know that it's not throwing them on the floor!!! 🙄🙄🙄
Going to get worse after this Friday 😞 will be littered all over the streets
Just as with cutting open plastic holders for beer cans, and other plastic rings, before disposal, it would be helpful to cut the elastics on masks
Makes me so angry. I see discarded masks and plastic gloves on the pavement regularly. There are plenty of bins around but people are just too damn lazy and ignorant 😡