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Helping Animals in the Gulf

June 8, 2010

Who agrees that this oil spill has gotten OUT OF CONTROL? I know we all do. Do you remember the commercials for Dawn dish soap that showed them cleaning animals with their product during a spill years ago? I do. Have you seen the campaign on Facebook for hair collection? I have. These are just a couple things you can do to help our animals and our environment during this crisis.

My good friend Patty contacted The Wildlife Care Center in Florida to find out what they need and how we can directly help. Below is the list given to her, along with the address of where to send these supplies. Please help! You can buy bottles of dish soap for a buck at regular stores, not to mention a lot of this stuff you can get from the dollar store! If you have older children or teach, consider getting the kids involved by donating their allowance or doing a drive.

It was a pleasure to speak with you earlier today. Below is a list of items that we are in need of. Furthermore, here is a link to several stories, updating you on our current work/watch in the Gulf:

The Wildlife Care Center is gearing up to help animals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf. If you are in the South Florida region and want to help, The WCC is in need of the following supplies:

• Dawn detergent
• 10-20 gallon or larger galvanized aluminum, or other sturdy tubs for washing oiled animals
• Cardboard pet carriers
• Neoprene gloves (dishwashing gloves that come up to the elbow)
• Protective eyewear
• Q-tips
• Soft toothbrushes
• Pepto-Bismol
• Soft sided playpens (foldable) to house oiled or cleaned birds
• Above-ground metal frame pool for easy storage and assembly
• Eye wash (saline)
• Measuring cups
• Heating pads
• Heat lamps
• Fans
• Digital thermometers
• Thermometers with calibration up to 106 Fahrenheit
• Spray attachments for hoses
• Rubber boots
• Unflavored pedialyte
• Protective suits (Tyvek)
• Fishing landing nets
• Sheets, blankets, towels

Wildlife Care Center
3200 SW 4th Ave.,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315.
Phone: 954-524-4302

Thank you!

Laura Gottlieb
Director of Development, Wildlife Care Center
main 954.524.4302 x52 direct 954.524.7864
cell 954.629.2540 fax 954.343.0762

Wildlife Care Center
3200 SW 4th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2010 8:59 PM

    Thanks again for posting this. My cousins salon was able to donate a lot of things to help with the cause. 😉

  2. Aimee permalink
    August 9, 2010 7:33 PM

    Whay are you in most need of right now. I would like to donte but I dont want to donate something that you already have plenty of

  3. Aimee permalink
    August 9, 2010 7:34 PM


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