Genuine fur coats have long been a controversial frenzy that has been protested by various groups of activists who want to protect animals from becoming wardrobe accessories. Some of these items are quite expensive and can be donated to charities. There are campaigns specifically designed to use discarded coats. If you have a change of mind or just want to get rid of an outdated track, you have options.
Give your coat for a reason.
The Humane Society receives fur donations through the Coats for Cubs program. Animal rights activists cut fur coats to fit a particular animal, such as a raccoon or hare, and place the fluffy material on the orphaned or injured plasma. The coat acts like a warm motherboard and promotes healing and comfort. Post unwanted fur directly to Coats for Cubs at 2100 L St., NW in Washington, DC. You can apply for a tax deduction.
If you have a Buffalo Exchange store nearby, you can have your coat delivered to the store between November and April so that it can go to the Cubs coats. Any type of clothing is acceptable in any situation. Buffalo Exchange officials have sent over 5,000 copies to the program since 2006. However, if you need a tax deduction for your coat, you must send it directly to the Humane Society.
People for Animal Welfare (PETA) is a famous organization that defends animal rights and raises public awareness. Their fur campaign receives tax-deductible fur donations at 501 Front Street in Norfolk, Virginia. With these discarded items, PETA dresses homeless people in neighborhoods nationwide and provides warmth and comfort to the women and children of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Every animal shelter or rescue center receives a pet that has been carefully donated. Animal shelter workers can use their old coats to decorate animal cages to create living environments for dog and cat residents who need to warm up at night. Call your neighborhood home in advance and be informed of donation requests if you want to make sure your coat is well spent.