"I decided to turn in my fur coat to Cuddle Coats because after I found out about the hideous cruelty to the small fur-bearers, I didn't want to be part of such cruelty anymore. I don't need a fur coat, but the animals need theirs to live." - Barbara S.
Donate And Help An Orphaned Animal
Who Can Donate
The short answer here is anyone who wants to. Individuals who no longer want their furs or who have inherited unwanted furs may use their furs to help orphaned and injured wildlife. We will also accept donations from retailers.
Please note: we can only accept real fur items.
How to Donate
If you are in the Twin Cities area, you can drop off furs at our office, located at:
Animal Rights Coalition
317 West 48th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
You may also take your furs to any of our affiliate's locations and drop them off there. Be sure to tell them that your furs are for the Cuddle Coats Program.
Please consider making a $5 or $10 donation with your fur donation. This helps with the shipping of the furs.
To receive your tax-deductible receipt in a timely manner, please provide your email address when making a fur donation. We would be happy to send you an electronic copy of your receipt.
Please refrain from sending any fur pieces that have been treated with mothballs.
Regardless of your location, you can mail in your fur items to the address above.
Be sure to include your mailing address on a slip of paper so that we can send you a tax receipt. If you're coming right to our office, we can fill one out for you there.
If you want to itemize deductions, you may claim the fair market value of your donation. This means you can deduct the amount for which you could sell the fur today, not the original purchase price. This estimation is your responsibility and you need to consider the type of fur as well as its condition. If you claim the value of the fur at $5,000 or more, the IRS will require a Qualified Appraisal. You must have this appraisal performed before you donate the fur. It is prudent to make copies of the letter we send you acknowledging your donation and include one with your tax returns. If you have any questions, we recommend you consult a tax attorney.
If you don't have a fur to donate, you can still support our work to help animals by becoming a member of the Animal Rights Coalition, our non-profit animal advocacy group.