To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife: (250) 337-2021 Comox Valley, Canada

MARS Everyday Wish List

The small things really help, and we are always on the lookout for bits and pieces, odds and ends, such as:

  • Postage Stamps (Canada or U.S. regular)
  • Steel Wool
  • Liquid high efficiency unscented (HE) laundry detergent (we have a front loading washing machine)
  • Coffee (for our great volunteers)
  • Canadian Tire Money (so we can buy the things we need)
  • Peroxide
  • Javex bleach
  • A freezer (less than 10 years old)
  • Locking lateral filing cabinets – 2 or 3 high
  • From Costco:
    Cobra CXT545 GMRS-FRS 2 way radios set of 2 for $95. Waterproof. We need 3 sets for volunteer dispatch on the property.

Please drop off at 1331 Williams Beach Road, Merville.

Other ways to help:

  • You can donate Quality Foods points to MARS. Just ask at the checkout and specify Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society.
  • The Courtenay Return Centre at 493 Puntledge Road, Courtenay also has a number on file for us so that any returns can be credited to an account for MARS (#135)

MARS  JULY Wish List

During baby season,  many supplements are needed to aid in their growth & development. These supplements are added to their food daily,  and make a significant difference in their growth & recovery rates. These are a few of the products needed daily for wildlife rehab at MARS in the summer months. Thanks to all who contributed last month!

Please drop off at 1331 Williams Beach Road, Merville.

Pasteurized goats milk is used as the basis of the formula for all young mammals. While we appreciate the goats milk brought in to MARS, grocery gift cards are also appreciated so we can buy it when we need it.

Vitamins – Human supplements can be used for baby birds & mammals too:

  • L-Lysine 500mg 180 tablets
  • Taurine 500 mg, 100 caps (Pack of 2)
  • L-Methionine, 100 Caps, 500 Mg
  • Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin A & Vitamin D Softgel
  • Vitamin  A 1250 IU 
  • Vitamin D 100 IU

Miscellaneous items used in baby food preparation – used when bottle feeding fawns  raccoons:

  • Nitrile exam gloves, sizes Med & Large

Gram Scales – for weighing babies & food daily:

  • Digital Kitchen Platform Electronic Food Scale, Max Weight 5000g, or similar
  • Digital Pro Pocket Scale, Tare, Hold and PCS Features 2000 x 0.1-Gram Capacity, or similar