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OffbeatA North Carolina Animal Rescue Group Is Using Old Bras to Save Injured Turtles

12:06  02 july  2019
12:06  02 july  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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Don’t toss your old bras ! Animal rescue groups can use them to mend the cracked shells of injured turtles . Last week, a North Carolina animal rescue center posted on Facebook requesting that people donate bras —specifically, just the clasps on bras —for them to use in mending cracked turtle

An animal rescue group in North Carolina is appealing to Americans to send in their discarded bras . Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is after bra clasps, in particular, which can be grafted onto the shells of turtles that have been injured in auto, boating or other accidents. “It’s just these little ingenious

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Do you have a pile of old bras sitting in a dust-gathering dresser drawer or forgotten bin in the back of your closet? They could save a turtle’s life.

Last week, a North Carolina animal rescue center posted on Facebook requesting that people donate bras—specifically, just the clasps on bras—for them to use in mending cracked turtle shells.

Here’s how it works: You glue the broken shell back together, then glue the bra clasps to either side of the crack, and then wind wire around the clasps to ensure that the shell is held in place. It's like setting a human bone, Jennifer Gordon, director of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, told CNN. After the shell heals, the turtle is released back into the wild with nothing but a great story to tell.

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Fortunately, a North Carolina animal rescue group says it will take your ill-fitting undergarments, as well as your old and used ones, to save the lives of turtles . Carolina Waterfowl Rescue caused a mild hubbub on social media this week with their request for used bras .

Fortunately, a North Carolina animal rescue group says it will take your ill-fitting undergarments, as well as your old and used ones, to save the lives Carolina Waterfowl Rescue caused a mild hubbub on social media this week with their request for used bras . It's not the bra itself they want, though

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Carolina Waterfowl Rescue provides aid to quite a few birds; according to its website, it helps over 1000 every year, covering nearly 40 different species. It also supports pigs, opossums, owls, and more.

Turtles, though, are especially susceptible to injury around this time of year, since they’re venturing beyond the safety of their normal wetlands habitats to lay their eggs along shorelines or to escape heavy rains. Also, warmer weather means more dogs, lawn mowers, and cars—perhaps the most dangerous foe of all.

According to CNN, CWR is a friend to all shapes and sizes of the beloved slow-and-steady reptiles, from 14-inch common snapping turtles to the much smaller eastern box turtle, which can fit in your hand.

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A North Carolina animal rescue group wants your old bra to help injured turtles recover. “Recycle something that would go into a landfill, and I mean they’re helping a turtle , who want to help a turtle ?” she said. If you’d like to help out, you can send bras to the rescue center at: Carolina

An animal rehabilitation group in Iowa originally had the idea, saying it uses the fasteners along with small zip ties to help the turtles heal their INDIAN TRAIL, N . C . (AP) — A North Carolina animal rescue group is appealing to women not to throw out their old bras , but instead to send them to their

Responses to the call for clasps have been so numerous that the rescue center has pledged to donate any still-usable bras to Common Heart, a nearby thrift store and food pantry, and they’re now asking for donations of $3 or $5 in lieu of sending the clasps themselves.

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