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ABOUT WRAS

The Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned or trapped wild animals and birds, then releases them back to the wild once they have recovered. Any creature that cannot be released stays at the Centre in Trent Country Park, or is taken to another sanctuary. There are usually around 160 animals and birds permanently resident at the Centre.

This service is run by June & Barry Smitherman, who founded the Charity in 1985 and have done this work voluntarily ever since.

Barry and June won a 'Local Heroes' award in 1999 for the good work they do, and they were both awarded with MBEs in the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2005 for services to animal welfare.

The Charity is officially recognised (and frequently called upon) by the RSPCA, Metropolitan Police, Hertfordshire Police, Essex Police, the London Borough of Enfield, the Borough of Broxbourne, Lee Valley Regional Park, the People's Dispensary For Sick Animals and other organisations.

WRAS gets no funding and relies on public donations and visitors to the Centre. The charity constantly struggles to survive and is always in need of financial help. All donations, no matter how small, are gratefully welcomed and are used for food, nursing care and rehabilitation of the wild animals and birds and maintenance of their housing. Please see the funding page if you can help.

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