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Animal rescue group seeks discarded bras for injured turtles

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Carolina Waterfowl Rescue via Instagram
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is seeking discarded bra clasps to help mend cracked turtle shells.

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — A North Carolina animal rescue group is appealing to women not to throw out their old bras, but instead to send them to their agency to help turtles with broken shells.

News outlets report Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is asking women through social media to remove the eye closures from the fasteners and mail them in. Rescue group worker Keenan Freitas says the eye closures basically help wire the turtle shell back together.

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We have had an overwhelming response to out turtle posting!! Several people had asked for a turtle wish list. Here are a few items we need for turtle repair. Wish List: Earthworms (Most Important) Lettuces (Romane) Eco Earth Fish tank filters + cartilage Basking Lights UVB lights (Long tube ones preferable) Hook and Eyelets Loctite Epoxy https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-Instant-0-47-Fluid-Syringe-1366072/dp/B001AW0B3S/ref=asc_df_B001AW0B3S/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198078798186&hvpos=1o6&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2180326350202967606&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1021048&hvtargid=pla-369282855506&psc=1 MARINE TEX *** https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/mobileportal/product.do?part=9807&engine=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_qX0xq-M4wIVOffjBx0l5QjgEAQYASABEgKUjfD_BwEWire, different gauges Nail acrylic (Powder and liquid) Earthworms (again) (Someone sponsor electric bill) Crab boxes Rubbermaid totes

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The nonprofit has been seeing as many as 40 turtles a week during the past month. It says many of them have been run over by cars, lawnmowers and boats.

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I'm going Tom repost this since we keep getting PMs asking for the same info. Thank you for your interest in helping us help turtles. The most needed item is donations so that we can buy the medications and food for the turtles. You can make a donation for the turtles here cwrescue.org/donate If you would like to purchase items from that wish list here's the link below (Don't forget to use Amazon Smile so we get a portion of your purchase total!). http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2NOV9G3X7KLOF Please check the photo below to see which portions of the bra we need you to send. The address is on the photo. Address to send clasps are Po box 1484 Indian trail. NC 28079

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An animal rehabilitation group in Iowa originally had the idea, saying it uses the fasteners along with small zip ties to help the turtles heal their broken shells.

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