‘Dozens’ of animals to be euthanised if Hailsham charity cannot find new site

‘Dozens’ of animals will be euthanised if a Hailsham seagull charity cannot find a new site by the end of November, according to a spokesperson.

Thursday, 7th October 2021, 2:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th October 2021, 2:38 pm

Bird Aid said unless they secure funding or a grant by November 27, they will have to close their Hydeaway site off Hempstead Lane.

A Bird Aid spokesperson said, “This will result in dozens of disabled wild birds and other wildlife being euthanised as they cannot be relocated.

“These will include gulls, pigeons, ducks, guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas and ferrets.

Some of the seagulls at Bird Aid (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170222-020951008

“Rehousing all will not be possible owing to further reduction in wildlife outlets in recent times.”

Many people with learning disabilities who work at the site will also lose their job, according to the spokesperson.

The charity has even appeared on TV and welcomed a social media ‘star’ as they appealed for help.

A seagull at Bird Aid (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170222-020540008

The spokesperson said, “Future wild birds and other forms of wildlife will be neglected and abandoned.

“Finders will be left alone to take casualties to centres that will cease to exist.”