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.

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

  • Portable space heater with a fan that can cover a living room
  • Laundry baskets, 44L: For our little songbirds during the migration season (Amazon)
  • Electric gram scales: To weigh babies each morning
  • Flannel pillowcases: For small mammals & nursery feeding
  • Wire shelving unit: To store stacks of linens, towels and sheets for patient enclosures (Uline)
  • Fleece, flannelette baby blankets (Please ensure that they do not have any holes, rips or frayed edges): To wrap babies while feeding, for lining of bottom of cages, for bedding, for hammocks
  • Folding chairs, suitable for outdoor use
  • High-capacity rechargeable batteries, all sizes
  • Kitchen shears (Amazon)
  • Large folding tables, suitable for outdoor use (Amazon)
  • Mirror: For waterfowl enrichment (Walmart)
  • Generator (up to 6500 watts)
  • Large cardboard boxes: For animal transport

Food and Nutrition

  • Fresh or frozen berries (any kind)
  • Frozen lake smelts (with heads)
  • Pedialyte (unflavoured) (Amazon)
  • Walnuts (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Almonds (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Pecans (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Black walnuts
  • Duckweed
  • Ensure (vanilla or strawberry flavoured)

*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

  • Dawn Classic, original scent, non-concentrated dish soap: For cleaning up oiled birds and mammals
  • Garbage bags (30″ x 50″ clear, 26″ x 32.5″ black)
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Bottle brushes (Amazon)
  • Dish soap
  • High-quality spray bottles (Amazon)
  • Liquid hand soap
  • 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: 23G and 25G

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

  • Heat lamps and/or shatter-resistant bulbs for heat lamps: For all hatchling turtles and any baby or teenage birds that need to be kept warm (like ducklings and killdeer, preferrably 100-150 watt) (Amazon lamp, Amazon bulbs)
  • Aquarium heater (Amazon)
  • Aquarium plants: Plants and greenery help turtle hatchlings feels safe and comfortable (Amazon)
  • Electric heating pads without automatic shutoff: Babies can’t thermo-regulate
  • Coconut fibre substrate: For reptile enclosures (Amazon)
  • Butterfly nets (3- to 6-foot long handles) (Amazon)
  • Bird nets (Dollar Store brand with a 2-3 foot handle): For songbirds
  • Kennel cabs (extra-large): To transport patients between enclosures and during rescues and releases (Amazon)
  • Medium kennel cabs (with a handle)
  • Stock tanks (150 gallon or larger): For our injured adult turtles (Tractor Supply)
  • Solarmeter: To check the UVB lighting in reptile and amphibian enclosures (Solartech)
  • Submersible sump pump: To pump water from our aquatic animal pools (Amazon)
  • Terrariums/reptile carriers (small): Perfect for bat enclosures (Amazon)
  • Terrarium screen (Amazon)
  • UV light bulbs: To mimic natural light (Amazon: 26W, 13W, red, ceramic)
  • Terrarium lamps (UV lamps help to prevent metabolic bone disease in our turtles): (Mercury Vapour Lamp), (Heat & UVB Bulb), (Compact Fluorescent)
  • Live trap: For live trapping squirrels and other small mammals (Canadian Tire)
  • Kiddie pool (hard, not inflatable): For aquatic animal enclosures (Canadian Tire)
  • Sleeping tent: For small mammal enclosures (Amazon)
  • Jumbo hammock: For small mammal enclosures (Amazon)
  • Hammock: For small mammal enclosures (Amazon)
  • Honeywell replacement wicking filter for humidifiers (Honeywell)
  • Butterfly houses for songbirds (Amazon)
  • Mercury vapour UV bulbs for turtles
  • Artificial plants or trees: For outdoor songbird enclosures
  • Logs and large branches: For enrichment
  • Sod (even partial or smaller pieces): For waterfowl, skunks or opossums
  • Large or jumbo kennel cabs (intact with doors)

Tools and Building Supplies

  • Cordless circular saw (Amazon)
  • Petzl headlamps (or equivalent) (Amazon)
  • Heavy duty garden hose (Home Depot)
  • Lawn mower (preferably gas powered 160 cc Honda engine – please call to discuss details)

Office Supplies

  • Major brand Android 10 inch tablet with stand: For education & outreach
  • 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: Brother TN-720 or TN-750, Brother TN420 or TN450, Brother LC101BK or LC103BK XL, Brother TN-431, TN-433 or TN-436, Brother LC101CL or LC101CL XL, Canon CL-11 or CL-11XL, Canon PG-210 or PG-210XL, Epson T676XL120, T676XL220, T676XL320, T676XL420
  • Multi-use paper: 8 1/2 by 14 legal and 8 1/2 by 11 letter (Amazon)(Amazon)
  • Office desk
  • Two, three and five drawer, locking filing cabinets
  • Pens
  • Postage stamps
  • Various sizes of clear bins with lids
  • Bankers boxes
  • File folder for patient rooms (Amazon)

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

  • Garbage & recycling pick-up
  • Internet service provider
  • Phone service provider
  • Printing
  • Medical equipment maintenance

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