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Give Back the Fur

Buffalo Exchange is arguably one of the best used clothing stores around. With 32 locations in 11 states, its hip shops are a great place to buy, sell, and trade often good-as-new clothes. Now, the company is hosting a very cool program, called Coats for Critters, that lets you bring in any real fur or shearling apparel—maybe your mother's old mink stole or those rabbit-fur earmuffs you had as a kid—and donate it to the Humane Society's Coats for Cubs program.

The furs will be used as bedding and wraps to keep orphaned and injured wildlife warm. More than 200 wildlife rehabilitators in North America participate in the program. The Buffalo Exchange event runs through through Earth Day, April 22, 2007. I know a lot of FabSugar readers are anti-fur, but don't distress if there isn't a Buffalo Exchange store near you. You can also donate your fur directly to the Humane Society of the United States. To see where to send it (and claim a tax deduction!),

To donate, pack your furs—including coats, hats, gloves, and other items—in a sturdy box or padded envelop for smaller items. You can mail it to:

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

To claim a tax deduction, you should also include a note in the box with your email or mailing address requesting an acknowledgment. The thank you letter should arrive in two to three weeks.


Join The Conversation
TruthLady TruthLady 10 years
Thanking Fabsugar for bringing this info to all. We need more positive info regarding antifur organizations. Hopefully people learn and help or all together stop buying fur. You will always get the Truth from me!
JessNess JessNess 10 years
You know that fur-hag JLo would never depart with her dear furs
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
the fur industry is so inhumane and disgusting, but this is a beautiful idea! i wonder if J-Lo or P-diddy (or whatever he calls himself now) will be donating anything? lord knows they have enough fur to clothe half of LA's homeless.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I love this idea. Its giving new generations of animals what was taken from older generations. I really dont like the fur industry. I believe PETA does something similar to this where you can donate old furs and they give them to the homeless to keep warm
zeldapommeroy zeldapommeroy 10 years
I hand raised 3 feral kittens since the day they were born, I had a piece of faux fur in the box and those kitties loved it. I think its a neat idea.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
That's a really neat idea. Odd, but neat, nonetheless.
Adriana42 Adriana42 10 years
No fur here, maybe I should call J-lo up.
Is Vintage Fur Acceptable to Wear?
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