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Donate Fur for Orphan Animals

Fur is a fashion faux-pas these days. But many people who have given up wearing it don’t know what to do with their old fur coats, hats or stoles. Now you can donate these items to help orphan animals.

If you have a fur coat or accessory sitting in the closet, you can give it to the Coats for Cubs Holiday drive.

Coats For Cubs begins on November 13 and continues through Earth Day, April 22, 2011.

Organizers of the campaign say it’s just fine if the item is out of style or in poor condition. It will be a blessing to the animals regardless.

The furs will be sent to wildlife rehabilitators across the country. More than 200 rehabilitators from across the United States and Canada will be participating in the program.

The furs are used to warm and comfort orphaned and injured wildlife. They are cut to an appropriate size and put inside the animal’s enclosure. Fur sleeves are turned inside out, so they become a warm nest for a burrowing animal like an opossum. And as well as being a good blanket, the fur also becomes a surrogate mother to orphaned animals, reducing stress and giving comfort.

Fur items are being accepted at Buffalo Exchange stores across the country. The company has locations in 14 states.

You can also send an item to the Humane Society of the United States at this address:

The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Attn: Coats for Cubs