Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals through rescue and rehabilitation, research and education.


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The TMMSN is a non-profit organization in which all donations are considered tax deductible contributions and can be acknowledged as such with an official acknowledgement letter for tax purposes.

THE TMMSN WISH (NEED) LIST - Updated December 2013

The following items on our wish list are needed for the daily operations of the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network and all donated items and funds will go toward the mission of TMMSN of rescue and rehabilitation, research and education with regard to the marine mammals of the Texas Gulf Coast.

The following list contains some specific needs of our Network, but is by no means an exhaustive list or is meant to be restrictive in any way. The websites that the items are linked to serve as a convenient way for the public and supporters to view and order the specific item listed.

To all of our volunteers, members, and generous supporters, we can't say "Thank You" enough!

Gallon Ziplock Freezer Bags
Folding Plastic Chairs                                                                                   $115.88 per pack of 4
These rust resistant chairs are perfect for training days, educational events,
and other events held at the facility.

Rolling Storage Chair Cart                                                                             $147.46
This will help keep our building tidy when the chairs are not in use.
Old Towels
Old towels can always be put to use around the TMMSN! We use them on live
animal rescues, during rehabilitations, and more!

Antibacterial Body Wash                                                                               $7.48 ea.
Lasko Utility Heater                                                                                      $36.98 ea.
This small heater has proven the perfect tool for keeping our volunteers warm
between turns in the pool during the winter!

Ball Point Pens- black                                                                                   $4.98 per pack 72
Copy Paper
Sterile Surgical Lubricant
Sterile Gauze pads
Orange Antibacterial Dish Soap                                                                     $2 ea.
Dish Washing Scrubber                                                                                 $2.50 each
Rubbermaid Squeegies                                                                                  $15 ea.
Spray Bottles                                                                                                 $1 ea.
Garbage bags, heavy duty contractor bags (Sam's)
Insulated Laboratory Shipping Boxes                                                             $43 per carton
Gloves, Latex- non-powdered- Small, Medium, and Large                              $8 per carton
Earloop Face Masks                                                                                       $8 per carton
These help keep both our volunteers and our patients safe during the rehab

Nolvasan Solution Disinfectant
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes                                                                             $5 ea.
Pedialyte (infant electrolyte) - Unflavored                                                    $5 ea.
This is an ongoing need. Cash may be donated instead of the bottles so
we can keep a fresh supply.

Recycled plastic lifeguard chair-White color (2 chairs)                                $475 ea.
Finding a comfortable rust-free chair which is easy to clean and with adequate
height for overlooking the pool is not easy but we think we've found just the
thing. Need two, one for each volunteer working observation shifts.

Plastic Crowd Control Barriers (green)                                                         $246 ea.
With educational tours and media attention occasionally coinciding with
marine mammal rehabs, we need a convenient way to set up temporary
boundaries. These rust-free plastic barriers are perfect. Need 4 of these.

Double Tier Lockers (2 sets)- Gray color- $163 ea.                                        $326
Volunteers need a place to store their stuff while on shift to keep things off
the floor.

Digital Necropsy Scale for Weighing Samples                                                 $110
Digital Food Scale for Weighing Fish                                                              $110
Printer Ink -Lexmark 17/27, HP 21/22, HP 56/57                                         $32 ea.
Brother TN315 Laser Printer High Yield Toner Cartridge                              $117
E-Z Up tent for education booths at local events                                           $200
3" Chlorine Tablets - 50 lb                                                                            $150
Pelican EMS Case                                                                                          $250
Small Pelican Case                                                                                        $39
Medium Pelican Case                                                                                    $119
Vetscan Rotors for Blood Processing - 12 pack                                              $288
Pool Vacuum                                                                                                 $965
This little guy will run 24/7 when an animal is not in the tank to keep things

Digital Hanging Scale for weighing animals (need 3)                                                        $425  each                                       
Our scales in Galveston and Corpus are in dire need of an upgrade. Knowing
an animal's weight is important for prescribing the right amount of medication
or nutrition, and for observing trends in overall health and rehab progress.