Donations of supplies and services help Toronto Wildlife Centre help more patients by keeping costs low. Here’s a list of items we need at the centre right now. If you have something you think would help but don’t see it here, send us an email or call us at 416-631-0662 x3207.

All items can be dropped off between 9am and 6pm, 7 days per week* at:

60 Carl Hall Road, Unit 4
Toronto, Ontario
M3K 2C1

*Holiday hours: 9am to 4pm Dec 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and 1st.

Sorry—Toronto Wildlife Centre cannot offer pick-up services for any items donated.

Toronto Wildlife Centre cannot accept donations of fur coats.

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Household and Kitchen Items

  • Electric gram scales (0.1kg, 1g sensitivity: 200g-20kg capacity) New or Used
  • High-capacity batteries, all sizes – New
  • Kitchen shears (Amazon)
  • Mirror: For waterfowl enrichment (Walmart) (ideally at least 2 ft x 2ft) – New or Used
  • Large cardboard boxes: For animal transport (sturdy, and at least 1 ft x 1ft x 1ft) New or Used
  • Remote thermometer for monitoring temperatures in cold rooms being used to prepare patients for outside – New or Used
  • Bedsheets (not fitted). Plain-coloured is preferred, but not red or bright colours. Nothing with faces or eyes. – New or used
  • Blender, ideally 1000+ Watts (for grinding pelleted food for baby waterfowl and shorebirds, and for making slurries to feed debilitated patients) – New or used
  • Tabletop scales that resolve to 0.1gram with a maximum weight of at least 500 grams – New or used
  • Digital Weight Scale (Amazon)

Food and Nutrition

  • Walnuts (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Almonds (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Black Walnuts
  • Pedialyte (unflavoured) (Amazon)
  • Frozen lake smelts (with heads)

*Please no peanuts or black-oiled sunflower seeds!*

Food is one of Toronto Wildlife Centre’s biggest expenses! If you have any contacts that might be able to donate groceries to our patients, please contact us by phone at 416-631-0662 x3207 or by email.

Cleaning Supplies

  • Garbage bags (30″ x 50″ clear, 26″ x 32.5″ black)
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • New brooms and dustpans
  • Unscented, bleach-free, high-efficiency laundry detergent
  • Large professional grade mop heads
  • Dust mops
  • Dish scrub sponges

Medical Supplies

  • Disposable surgical gloves: All sizes, latex or latex-free (Amazon)
  • Bags of IV fluids: Unused/not expired
  • Cover slips (Amazon)
  • Needles: 25G-18G (no vacutainer needles) – New
  • Doppler (surgery monitoring equipment)

Many more medical, surgical and laboratory supplies are needed. Please contact us by phone at 416-631-0662 x3207 or by email if you have supplies to donate.

Animal Care Supplies

  • Butterfly nets (3- to 6-foot long handles) (Amazon) – New
  • Stock tanks (150 gallon or larger): For our injured adult turtles (Tractor Supply)
  • Submersible sump pump (1/6 HP): To pump water from our aquatic animal pools (Amazon)
  • Honeywell replacement wicking filter for humidifiers (Honeywell) – New
  • Artificial plants or trees: For outdoor songbird enclosures – New
  • Privacy room dividers – New or used

Tools and Building Supplies

  • Petzl headlamps (or equivalent) (Amazon)
  • Gas powered chainsaw – New or used
  • Gas powered weedwacker – New
  • Heavy duty pruning shears – New or used
  • ATV with plow and trailer – New or used
  • Lawn tractor – New or used
  • Snowblower – 2 stage; New or used
  • Outdoor garden cart – New
  • Rescue lifeline (Amazon)
  • Rescue net x 3 (Lucky Strike) (Lucky Strike)     (Animal Care)
  • Rescue live traps (TruCatch) (TruCatch)
  • Patio Stone – New or used
  • Pick Axe – New or used
  • Long extenstion cords – 75-100 ft – New or used
  • Work gloves (Amazon) various sizes – New
  • Nyosh mask n95 masks (ULINE) – New

Office Supplies

  • Major brand Android 10 inch tablet with stand: For education & outreach – New or used
  • New or slightly used desktop/workstation/laptop computers: min 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro or higher (to use in domain environment), multi-core processors preferred
  • New or slightly used noise-cancelling binaural headsets for use in the wildlife hotline to assess wildlife situations with members of the public over the phone
  • Dry erase markers (Amazon)
  • Ink/toner cartridges:
  • Multi-use paper: 8 1/2 by 14 legal and 8 1/2 by 11 letter (Amazon)(Amazon)
  • Postage stamps
  • Various sizes of clear bins with lids (ONLY WITH LIDS)
  • Bankers boxes
  • File folder for patient rooms (Amazon)
  • Sticky notes

Outdoor Items

  • Acorns (not stored in plastic bags)
  • Branches, logs and greenery (cedar, pine and maple are best. No cherry or yew. Sizes ranging from large sticks to tree limbs or stumps)
  • Deer antlers: an excellent source of calcium for rodents such as squirrels and beavers
  • Smooth and flat rocks, ideally 5′ width for turtle enclosures

Services Needed

  • Driveway repair service
  • Gravel delivery
  • Bob cat for spreading/packing
  • Snow plowing service
  • Cell phone provider
  • Internet provider
  • Phone service
  • Plumbing service
  • Painting service

Gift Cards

Education Equipment

  • Display cases (Amazon)
  • Polymer Clay (brown or black)
  • Wildlife magazines featuring good photos
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Children’s scissors, markers, construction paper, and other craft supplies