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Animal Rescue Group: We Need Your Old Bras

Rescue group in North Carolina says the fasteners can help mend broken turtle shells
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 29, 2019 3:47 PM CDT
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The fasteners can help keep broken turtle shells together.   (Getty/admico70)

(Newser) – A North Carolina animal rescue group is appealing to women not to throw out their old bras, but instead to send them—or at least the bra clasps—to their agency to help turtles with broken shells. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue of Charlotte is asking women through social media to remove the eye closures from the fasteners and mail them in, per the AP. Rescue group worker Keenan Freitas says the eye closures help wire the turtle shell back together.

“It acts like a little fixator," he tells WBTV. "It’s the eyelets that we need." The group sees lots of injured turtles this time of year, most of them hit by cars. They use whatever they can to put shells back together, and borrowed the idea about bra clasps from an Iowa rescue group. “You can recycle something that would go into a landfill,” says Freitas. “And I mean, they’re helping a turtle. Who wouldn’t want to help a turtle?” The group's Facebook page with details is here.

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