Take Unwanted Furs to Coats for Cubs
By February 7, 2013 0 802•
With the temperatures dropping and winter in full swing here in D.C., new winter coats are being purchased and old ones are being thrown out. Before you toss the fur that either you no longer want or is in bad shape, take it over to Buffalo Exchange to contribute to its Coats for Cubs drive.
The annual drive aims to collect furs and redistribute them to wildlife rehabilitation programs across the country. Rehab centers use the donated furs as bedding for wild animals, such as raccoons, foxes or even cubs, that have been orphaned or injured. Your unwanted furs can make a natural bedding more suitable than blankets for wild animals.
Buffalo Exchange, the family-owned and -operated fashion resale retailer, took over the program from the Humane Society of the United States in 2006, when financial cuts forced it to discontinue the program. Since then, Buffalo Exchange and the Humane Society have collected more than 7,500 furs.
Donations of real fur coats, accessories, trims and shearlings can be dropped off at Buffalo Exchange’s Georgetown location at 3279 M St., NW, or at its 14th Street location. The drive runs through April 22, which is Earth Day.