Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre asks Winnipeg residents to donate old mascara wands.
As Winnipeg animal rescue informed, mascara wands can become very helpful for little creatures. Mascara wands are able to clean gunk in fur and feathers.
Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre used Facebook for spreading information. People who want to help can bring their donations either to the 24-hour emergency clinic on Pembina Highway or at Wild Birds Unlimited on Reenders Drive.
"We use them as little brushes. The end of the mascara wands are really good for removing anything that's stuck in baby fur or feathers," said Simone Brandson from the Wildlife centre.
In spring, when the centre welcomes chicks and babies of small animals, mascara wands will be especially useful.
The use of wands is not a novelty in the centre. They are often used by various animal rescue organizations. As Brandson explained, Winnipeg wildlife has been using wands for more than 2 years already.
The center also encourages residents of the city to donate not only mascara wands but also any items that can be useful for animals. For example, heaters and food.