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Animal Rescue Group requests old bras to help save turtles

Rethink how and where you donate your old bras.

July 03, 2019 - 1:15 pm

ST. LOUIS (KFTK) -- Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, an animal rescue group in the North Carolina area, wants your old bras after discovering that the clasps can be used to weld turtles’ cracked shells back together.

“It acts like a little fixator, it’s the eyelets that we need,” Keenan Freitas at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue told WBTV. “It’s just these little ingenious things that people have created in the past that we can use today to help animals out,” he said. 

The rescue group's request for old bras and clasps went viral last week when their facebook post recieved over 11,000 shares.

Once the reptiles are finally ready to be released back into the wild, they wear the glue down, the clasps pop right off, and they're as good as new.

You can send your discarded bras to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue at P.O. Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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