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Recycle Used Mascara Wands, Help Save Animal Lives

North Carolina wildlife refuge collects wands to help care for baby animals.


If you're getting a head start on your spring cleaning, there's a common household you can recycle to help save baby animals!

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge in Western North Carolina is asking for your used mascara wands, which can be used to help clean and care for baby animals.

The refuge says the wands are perfect, because the gentle bristles are close together, and they can be used to clean fly eggs, larvae, mites, infections, mud and other contaminants off animals' fur or feathers. Just make sure you clean the wands with soapy water first.

You can click here for more information, and to download the form to send with your donations to:

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

P.O. Box 1211

Skyland, NC 28776

This Youtube video from INSIDER explains how the program got started several years ago:

And this video from Appalachian Wildlife Refuge shows the "finished product," when rehabilitated animals are able to be released back into the wild:

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Photos courtesy of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge on Facebook.

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