Urgently needed items in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Bleach

  • Isopropyl alcohol (70%)

  • Laundry detergent

  • Surgical/N95 masks

  • Distilled water

***NEWSPAPERS NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME***

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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See Toronto Wildlife Centre’s wish list on Amazon.

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
  • 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)
  • Coffee Grinder (Amazon)
  • Lithium AA Energizer batteries
  • Laundry baskets (Canadian Tire)

Cleaning Supplies

  • Garbage bags (LARGE SIZE ONLY PLEASE: 30″ x 50″ clear or 26″ x 32.5″ black)
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Unscented, bleach-free, high-efficiency laundry detergent
  • Large professional grade mop heads
  • Dust mops
  • Dish scrub sponges
  • Fragrance free liquid hand soap

Medical Supplies

  • Disposable surgical facemasks
  • 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
  • Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing (Amazon)
  • Syringes in sterile packaging (not expired, 1ml – 60 ml) – New
  • IV line warmer – New
  • Fluid bag warmer – New (McCarthy & Sons item #907545)
  • Pediatric Stethoscope

We are unable to accept medical supplies at the door. If you have medical supplies to donate, please contact us by phone at 416-631-0662 x3207 or by email. Our donations staff will determine if we can accept the items and arrange a time when they can be received at our centre. Thank you!

Animal Care Supplies

  • Butterfly nets (3- to 6-foot long handles) (Amazon) – New
  • Artificial plants or trees: For outdoor songbird enclosures – New
  • Privacy room dividers – New or used (Amazon)
  • Large and medium sized insect tent for recovering songbirds (Anthem Sports)
  • Exo Terra Solar Glo bulbs (80W and 125W)
  • Branches, logs and greenery (Cedar, pine, and maple are best! Please no cherry or yew. Sizes ranging from large sticks to tree limps or stumps.)
  • Reptile enclosure (size 48” X 19” X 48”
  • Nipples (Mini Miracle Nipple, Package of 10, Regular Miracle Nipple, Package of 10)

Food and Nutrition

  • Walnuts (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Almonds (unsalted, natural, in the shell) (Amazon)
  • Pedialyte (unflavoured) (Amazon)
  • 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.

Rescue Team Equipment

  • MEDIUM-SIZE Mechanix Work Gloves (Amazon)
  • Rescue live traps (TruCatch, TruCatch)
  • Ice dry suit
  • Portable USB power bank – New or used
  • Pond de-icer (tetra pond de-icer)

Please contact TWC’s donation department at (416) 631-0662 x 3207 for more details about these items.

Machinery, Tools and Building Supplies

  • Gas powered chainsaw – New or used
  • Gas powered weedwacker – New only
  • Gas powered push lawn mower – New or used
  • Heavy duty pruning shears – New or used
  • ATV with plow and trailer – New or used
  • Golf cart – New or used (For transporting food loads to large outdoor enclosures)
  • Lawn tractor – New or used
  • Snowblower (2 stage) – New or used
  • Outdoor garden cart – New
  • Children’s wagons (preferable with large wheels) – New or used
  • Pick Axe – New or used
  • Long extension cords (heavy duty) – 25-100 ft – New or used
  • Bobcat for spreading/packing
  • Wheelbarrow – New or used
  • Mitre Saw, 10 IN – New or used

Office Supplies

  • Major brand Android 10 inch tablet with stand: For education & outreach – New or used
  • New or slightly used laptops: 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)
  • 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)

Ink/toner cartridges:

Services Needed

  • Driveway repair service
  • Snow plowing service
  • Plumbing service
  • Painting service
  • Electrical service
  • Carpentry service

Please contact us by phone at (416) 631-0662 x 3207 or by email to learn more about service donations.

Gift Cards

Education and Outreach Supplies

  • Display cases (Amazon)
  • Polymer Clay (brown or black)
  • Air Dry Clay
  • Wildlife magazines featuring good photos
  • Children’s scissors, markers, construction paper, and other craft supplies
  • Native wildflower seeds