Perhaps you're wondering just how fur is used to help ill and orphaned animals.
First, we must say that the fur trade is an industry that must come to an end. However, there are furs currently in existence that waste away in attics or make otherwise fabulous people look completely out of date and inhumane. Donating fur for wildlife rehabilitation can partially counteract the cruelty of previously purchased fur coats and accessories.
- The process is simple.
- Make a tax-deductible donation of your unwanted fur items to the Cuddle Coats program.
- Either drop your furs off at our office/storefront or at one of our affiliate's locations.
- From there, your furs are sent to one of our partners, where they will be used to help rehabilitate wildlife.
During the rehabilitation process of animals such as raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks, contact with humans must be kept to a minimum. Fur helps establish a nurturing and soothing environment for these animals when one-on-one contact is not advisable. Think of the fur as a surrogate parent. For example, The Wildcat Sanctuary uses them in their infirmary for sick cats to cuddle with as they start on the road to wellness. Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release may use them to line the nests of baby animals who like to burrow and snuggle into the soothing fur.