Savannah Trantham, co-founder of Appalachian Wildlife in Western North Carolina, posted on Facebook on Friday urging people to send her their old mascara brushes rather than tossing them out. Trantham and her staff upcycle the brushes to help remove fly eggs and larvae from the fur of the animals being rehabilitated at the refuge.
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Did you know something as simple as an old mascara wand can help wildlife?!? We use mascara brushes to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals. They work great because the bristles are so close together!!
Do you have old mascara just lying around in a drawer? Know a makeup artist? Clean off those old wands in hot soapy water and we can put them to good use!