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

  • Laundry baskets, 44L: For our little songbirds during the migration season (Amazon)
  • Wire shelving unit: To store stacks of linens, towels and sheets for patient enclosures (Uline)
  • Electric gram scales: To weigh babies each morning before feeding to find out how much food should be given and to monitor general health (Amazon)
  • 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 knives (sharp)
  • Kitchen shears (Amazon)
  • Large folding tables, suitable for outdoor use (Amazon)
  • Mason jars (1 litre or larger): To hold and store baby formula
  • Ramekins (7.5oz/213ml): For animal feeding dishes
  • Mortar and pestle: For preparing animal diets
  • Plastic jar lids (please no red or orange coloured lids): For animal feeding dishes
  • Paint trays (unused, plastic and sturdy): For goslings and ducklings
  • Rubbermaid bins (large and with lids): For storage, and modified for use as enclosures for baby rabbits and other high-stress animals (Amazon)
  • Washing machine and dryer (high capacity): For our busy laundry room!
  • Vacuum cleaner (for use on carpet)

Food and Nutrition

  • Ensure: Vanilla or strawberry flavoured (Amazon)
  • Fresh or frozen berries (any kind)
  • Frozen lake smelts
  • Mixed frozen veggies
  • Black walnuts
  • Pedialyte (unflavoured) (Amazon)
  • Sunflower seeds (unsalted, raw, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Walnuts (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Almonds (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Pecans (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)

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 laundry detergent
  • Large professional grade mop heads

Medical Supplies

  • Disposable surgical gloves: All sizes, latex or latex-free (Amazon)
  • Bags of IV fluids
  • 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

  • Electric heating pads without automatic shutoff: Babies can’t thermo-regulate so each young baby stays in a small cage with a heating pad on low (Amazon)
  • 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) (Amazon lamp, Amazon bulbs)
  • Aquarium heater (Amazon)
  • Aquarium plants: Plants and greenery help turtle hatchlings feels safe and comfortable (Amazon)
  • Coconut fibre substrate: For reptile enclosures (Amazon)
  • Butterfly nets (3- to 6-foot long handles) (Amazon)
  • Dog igloos of all sizes (example: PetMate, Dogloo, Indigo): For teenage coyote and fox pups to sleep/hide in
  • Kennel cabs (extra-large): To transport patients between enclosures and during rescues and releases (Amazon)
  • Rubbermaid 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 (PetSmart)
  • UV light bulbs: To mimic natural light (Amazon: 26W, 13W, red, ceramic)
  • Live trap: For live trapping squirrels and other small mammals (Canadian Tire)
  • Kiddie pool: 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 Germ-Free Humidifier: for shedding snakes and overwintering bats (Amazon)
  • Butterfly houses for songbirds (Amazon)

Tools and Building Supplies

  • Cordless circular saw (Amazon)
  • Petzl headlamps (or equivalent) (Amazon)

Office Supplies

  • 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 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

Outdoor Items

  • Acorns (not stored in plastic bags)
  • Branches, logs and greenery (cedar, pine and maple are best. No cherry or yew)
  • Deer antlers: an excellent source of calcium for rodents such as squirrels and beavers

Services Needed

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

Gift Cards

  • Gas gift cards: For our animal rescue vehicle (Esso, Shell)
  • Grocery gift cards: For purchasing fresh food for animal diets
  • Home improvement gift cards: For upkeep of our animal enclosures (Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, RONA)
  • Canadian Tire money
  • Staples gift cards