Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out early afternoon to a fox cub after it was seen at the bottom of a drain in a cul-de-sac in Cooden Beach Bexhill.
The cub had originally been seen the night before but disappeared, but was again spotted at lunch time on Tuesday 10th May. Trevor Weeks MBE founder of WRAS from Uckfield, Rescuer Manager Chris Riddington from Eastbourne and Senior Rescue Tony Neads from Polegate, attended on site to try and save the cub.
Pretzel and her two siblings were born and immediately dumped at a local LA shelter. Upon seeing them, it was it was apparent one of the reasons why. They were born with serious genetic abnormalities that made just living a challenge. On the outside, their arms and legs were twisted awkwardly in making walking, in the future, impossible.
The problems on the inside were not immediately discernible until the first night when one of the kittens died. Within months, Curly Sue also died of a massive heart attack.
Pretzel was the lone survivor. Her will to live was strong. Her personality was no different than any other cat. She didn’t care that her legs were useless and she had to crawl to reach laps. What mattered was that she got there.
Today, Pretzel is living in the perfect home with a perfect Mom. Pretzel is Michelle’s first cat, but she loves Pretzel so unconditionally that she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Derrick the baby wombat was rescued after his mother was sadly killed by a passing car. He was named after the man who found him and is now being looked after by a local woman in Tasmania, who uses the appropriate title of “the Wombat Lady of Flinders Island.” This video shows Derrick running happily on the beach while being filmed by photographer Sean Scott.