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Wild & Free Rehabilitation Program topic of July 18 Fifty Lakes Foundation meeting

Bob and Char Wrobel of the Wild & Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Program will be the presenters at the Fifty Lakes Foundation meeting Friday, July 18, at the foundation clubhouse.

There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the speaking program at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Wild & Free is a nonprofit corporation that rescues injured and orphaned wild birds and animals and treats and cares for them with a view to releasing them back into the wild. Its mission is to relieve all creatures of unnecessary suffering and to provide professional and humane treatment.

The program works with the Garrison Animal Hospital in caring for the birds and animals it rescues and treats. No one in the organization is paid for his or her work. Wild & Free does not receive any money from the state or federal government or the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. It relies on donations and fundraisers.

The Wrobels have volunteered for Wild & Free for seven years. Their presentation will involve pictures and explanation of what happens when rescuing and treating birds and animals. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation.

The Fifty Lakes Foundation clubhouse is at 40554 South Eagle Lake Road (northeast corner of Crow Wing County Roads 1 and 3 intersection in Fifty Lakes).