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More Ways To Help

Gifts by Will (Bequests)

A bequest may be particularly attractive as a gift option if you are unable to make a current (outright) gift, but would like to contribute to The Nature of Wildworks in a meaningful way. By including The Nature of Wildworks in your will or estate plan, you make an investment in our future and our mission to connect people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share.

Bequests can take several forms such as:

  • Specific bequest - a certain amount of cash, securities, or property.

  • General bequest - property that is similar to all other items distributed, usually cash.

  • Percentage bequest - a stated percentage of the donor's estate.

  • Residual bequest - all or a portion of what remains of the estate after specific and general bequests are distributed.

Bequests help both nonprofits and donors. Donors often wish to leave money to their favorite causes, and they and their heirs may receive considerable tax benefits in the process.


Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ charitable donations. Please check with your employer’s personnel department to find out how you can potentially double, or even triple, the impact of your gift to The Nature of Wildworks.

List Of Items You Can Donate To The Nature Of Wildworks

The Nature of Wildworks is a nonprofit 501(c)3 and we rely completely on donations to care for our animals. By donating items, you reduce the amount of money we need to spend on those items, which means we have more money to spend on vet bills and other necessary purchases that come up. You are directly helping us rescue and care for our animals! If you would like to donate any of these items please contact Meagan at

In addition to directly donating the items below, you can also go to our Wishlist and donate items from Amazon. Click here to see our Wishlist.


Pet Store Food Items:

  • Dog food (dry kibble and canned wet)

  • Cat food (dry kibble and canned wet)

  • Tortoise pellets

  • Box turtle pellets

  • Rabbit pellets

  • Rodent block

  • Chinchilla food

  • Ferret kibble

  • Timothy hay

  • Chicken food

  • Mealworms (dried and live)

  • Parrot pellets (Macaw and Cockatiel sized)

  • Seeds (Parrot mix, sunflower seeds)

  • Nuts (peanuts, walnuts, mixed nuts)



This is what we use on a regular basis, we can use other produce, just check with us first. Animals love getting new things!

We never feed out onions, potatoes, or hot peppers. We very rarely feed out citrus.

  • Greens (mostly spring mix and kale, but can use spinach)

  • Herbs (basil, cilantro, mint, rosemary)

  • Squash

  • Carrots

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Bell peppers

  • Sweet peppers

  • Corn

  • Green beans

  • Grapes

  • Berries

  • Mango

  • Tomatoes (not a lot, but good for turtle and tortoise)

  • Avocado


Store Bought Meat:

***No bones

  • Raw chicken

  • Raw red meat

  • Raw pork


Other Store-Bought Food Items:

  • Oats

  • Cheerios

  • Meat flavored baby food

  • Pedialyte


Other Food Items:

  • We will take donated rabbits, chickens, rats, mice, quail, pigeons, chicks.

  • Alfalfa hay

  • Grass hay (we usually use Orchard, but can use other grass hays)


Miscellaneous Items:

  • Dog houses

  • Blankets

  • Towels

  • Parrot toys

  • Shavings (aspen is best)

  • Bunny chew toys


Construction Materials:

  • Wood

    • Plywood

    • 2x4s

    • 4x4s

    • other (check with us first)

  • Hardware Cloth

  • Wood screws

  • Washers

  • Netting (golf netting strength)

  • Firehose

  • Chains

  • Clips, carabiners, etc.

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