Billy Elliot, Wadars animal rescue officer SUS-180205-085829003

50 years of Wadars: looking back at some of charity’s memorable and unusual rescue jobs

Wadars has been rescuing animals across the district for 50 years.

In this special piece, we look back at some of its most varied – and unusual – callouts. The charity’s fleet of animal ambulances are a frequent sight across the area, from Southwick in the east to Barnham in the west and inland as far as Pulborough.

In 2018 Wadars responded to more than 600 callouts to help seagull chicks

5. Constant callouts

In 2018 Wadars responded to more than 600 callouts to help seagull chicks
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Freeway the tortoise was spotted in the fast lane of the M25 during rush hour in 2009. Wadars looked after it after a commuter took it to a Worthing vet. Picture posed by model

6. Spotted on the M25

Freeway the tortoise was spotted in the fast lane of the M25 during rush hour in 2009. Wadars looked after it after a commuter took it to a Worthing vet. Picture posed by model
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This starling was rescued by Wadars when it became stuck in a small hole in a drain cover in 2015

7. Seagulls to starlings

This starling was rescued by Wadars when it became stuck in a small hole in a drain cover in 2015
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This fox got itself into a pickle when it became trapped in netting in a Goring garden but was set free when Wadars attended

8. Fox freed

This fox got itself into a pickle when it became trapped in netting in a Goring garden but was set free when Wadars attended
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