Please click on the section headings below to view our list of animal welfare organistions in Burgess Hill and the surrounding area. This is not an exhaustive list and if you know of any other Burgess Hill organsiation that could be included on this page please email email@example.com.
Animal Ambulance (operated by WADARS – Worthing & District Animal Rescue Society) – telephone 01903 217788 or 01903 200506 (office). Website: www.wadars.co.uk
Raystede – The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare can be contacted at 78 High Street, Ringmer, East Sussex. Telephone: 01825 840252, website: www.raystede.org.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) – can be contacted at Braypool Lane, Patcham, Brighton , telephone 01273 554218 or visit www.rspca-brighton.co.uk. The 24 hour cruelty and advice line is 0300 1234 999.
Wildlife Rescue & Protection – Mid Sussex (WRAP) acts as a service for any wildlife requiring hospitalisation, veterinary care and/or rehabilitation. For assistance telephone 07960 294495 & 07528 594119 or for further information visit www.wrapmidsussex.co.uk/
To arrange disposal of a dead wild animal Mid Sussex District Council can assist or for a charge you can contact:
Lloyds Environmental Waste Management Ltd
Old Hamsey Brickworks
Tel: 01273 401888
Badger Trust West Sussex - website: www.badgertrustwestsussex.co.uk
Badger Trust West Sussex, formerly the West Sussex Badger Protection Group, aims to promote the understanding, study and protection of badgers across our county. We are affiliated to the Badger Trust - the nationwide charitable organisation which campaigns to protect badgers across the UK. If you come across a sick or injured badger please telephone the BTWS Badgerline 01243 825804. If no one can take your call please leave a message or call 01243 551544.
Bats Conservation Trust - 15 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4BG, Telephone: 0845 1300 228 or visit www.bats.org.uk. This is your first point of call for all enquiries.
In the case of injured or abandoned bats, you can contact the Sussex Bat Hospital on 01342 823189.
One of the most local large-scale bee keepers is Paynes Southdown Bee Farms Ltd and they can be contacted on 01273 843388. They will collect "Honey" bees from Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint area. To distinguish, Honey Bees nest in trees or plants or roofs, bumble bees nest underground. Website: www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk.
The British Beekeepers Association works to promote bees and beekeeping and to provide a range of services to it members. For further information please telephone 02476 696 679 or visit their website www.britishbee.org.uk.
The RSPB Regional Office is at Brighton – contact 01273 775333 or visit www.rspb.org.uk.
Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service – can be contacted on 01273 831125 weekdays 9am - 6pm or for re-homing enquiries contact 01444 241538 evenings only. For more information please visit www.pawsandclaws-ars.org.uk
Cats Protection League Mid Sussex – to contact the Cats Protection League please call the Haywards Heath & District Office on 01444 414884, website: www.midsussex.cats.org.uk
Canine Society – to contact the local Haywards Heath & District Canine Society call 01444 241013.
The Dogs Trust – The local centre in Shoreham can be contacted at Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, telephone 01273 452576. Website: www.dogstrust.org.uk.
Happy Breed Dog Rescue – deals with dog homing enquiries, telephone Carole on 01444 239005 or Linda on 01273 843897 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm) or visit their website: www.happybreed.co.uk.
RSPCA - Cruelty line: 0300 1234 999. Website: www.rspca.org.uk
Lockwood Donkey Centre (RSPCA) – Godalming, Surrey. For more information contact them on 0300 123 0720 or visit the RSPCA website: www.rspca.org.uk
Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land -
Telephone 01444 831177 or visit the website www.safehaven4donkeys.org.
National Fox Welfare Society – can be contacted on 01933 411996, Monday to Friday 11am-3pm or visit their website www.nfws.org.uk. They offer an ambulance for injured wildlife, first aid tips, including how to approach an injured animal. In the case of an emergency please telephone the 24 hour mobile: 07778 183954.
Fish Rescue - Ken and Deborah Jeffery, telephone 01903 536428 (tropical or coldwater).
Sussex Horse Rescue Trust - based at Hempstead Farm, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DL. Telephone 01825 762010. Open to visitors Easter to September every Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Website: http://sussexhorserescuetrust.org.uk.
Information for Pet Owners
The Cinnamon Trust - A specialist national charity seeking to relieve the anxieties and problems faced by the elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. Volunteers take pets into their own homes during hospitalisation. They provide long term care for pets whose owners have died or gone into care and also dog walking. People interested in becoming volunteers should contact the Trust at 10 Market Square , Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HE, telephone 01736 757900, fax 01736 757010. Website: www.cinnamon.org.uk.
Chestnut Lodge Pet Cemetery/Crematorium at East Grinstead telephone 01342 712976, website: http://clpets.co.uk
Harry Hawkins Pet Crematorium
Tel: 01403 864361. Pet bereavement support service.
The Pet Bereavement Support Service offers confidential telephone and email befriending support for adults and children who are grieving the loss of a companion animal as a result of death, illness, loss, separation or accident. Visit www.bluecross.org.uk for more information.