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Donate old bras to mend broken turtle shells

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 00:02:28-04

Don’t let that old bra go to waste! Some wildlife experts discovered that they can mend broken turtle shells using old bra clamps.

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue shared the discovery on their Facebook page on Thursday and credited the idea to the Wildthunder Wildlife & Animal Rehabilitation & Sanctuary.

Thanks to wild thunder wildlife rehab for this great idea!! If you're discarding a bra you can cut the clasps off and…

Posted by Carolina Waterfowl Rescue on Thursday, June 27, 2019


In the past month, according to ABC13, the organization saw about 40 turtles a week with damaged shells. Some get hit by boats and possibly even predators in the ocean.

Along with the bras, other items can be donated as well:

Earthworms (Most Important)
Lettuces (Romane)
Eco Earth
Fish tank filters + cartilage
Basking Lights
UVB lights (Long tube ones preferable)
Hook and Eyelets
Loctite Epoxy
different gauges
Nail acrylic (Powder and liquid)
Earthworms (again)

Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1484 in Indian Trial, NC 28079.

Thank you for your interest in helping us help turtles. The most needed item is donations so that we can buy the…

Posted by Carolina Waterfowl Rescue on Friday, June 28, 2019