Operated in large part by resale fashion retailer Buffalo Exchange, the annual Coats for Cubs fur drive encourages the donation of fur items to aid in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned animals across the United States. Donated furs are collected and shipped to animal rehabilitation units where they are disassembled and used as bedding to provide a more natural and nurturing environment for injured and orphaned wildlife. Because the furs are disassembled, the condition of the fur contribution is unimportant. However, real furs are preferred by both the rehab facilities and the animals.
The public is invited to donate to any Buffalo Exchange store location between January 15, 2013 and Earth Day, April 22, 2013. With the help of their customers, Buffalo Exchange collected 952 used furs for our 2012-2013 drive. Since 2006, Buffalo Exchange has collected a total of 8,524 used furs on behalf of wildlife rehabilitation organizations nationwide.