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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Here's Why You Should Give Your Fur Coats Back to the Animals

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

click to enlarge This wolf coat could warm a litter of baby wolves
  • This wolf coat could warm a litter of baby wolves

Technically, the fur belongs to them.

Plus, Spring is arriving, which means you aren't really going to be needing those heavy coats so why not donate them back to their rightful owners?

Buffalo exchange is hosting the Coats for Cubs campaign, collecting all used furs that will then go to help rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals. The campaign will run through Earth Day (April 22) so you have plenty of time to go through that ridiculous closet of yours.

According to the campaign, donated furs are collected and shipped to animal rehabilitation centers where they are disassembled and used as bedding to provide a more natural and nurturing environment. Since the furs are disassembled, the condition of the fur doesn't matter, as long as it's real fur.

Over the past eight years, Buffalo Exchange has gathered 8,524 furs through these very kind of campaigns. Last year alone, the used clothes company collected 952 donated furs across the U.S.

And if you think this all sounds silly: The animals benefiting from the used furs have been heard letting out sighs of relief when they snuggle up against the furs at night.

So donate your coat now. It will make you feel even better than that fox scarf does on a cold Friday night.

Here's where you can drop off your furs:

Buffalo Exchange Locations

Buffalo Exchange Haight-Ashbury

1555 Haight St. San Francisco, California 94117

between Clayton and Ashbury

Monday-Sunday 11am-8pm

Buffalo Exchange Mission District

1210 Valencia St. San Francsico, California 94110

at 23rd St.

Monday-Sunday 11am-8pm

Buffalo Exchange

Berkeley, California 94704

at Parker, near UC Berkeley

Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm;

Sunday 11am-7pm

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