When my grandmother gave me her fox fur coat, I didn’t know what to do with it. As an animal lover, I wasn’t going to wear it, but I didn’t want to sell a valuable gift from my grandmother, either.

Thankfully, there’s an organization that will take your fur coat and give it back to those who need it the most: our tiny, furry animal friends.

The Cuddle Coats organization turns animal cruelty into animal care. Located in Minnesota, the non-profit strips old fur coats of buttons and zippers and sends the furs back out to animal rehabilitation centers around the country.cuddle-coats-1Cuddle Coats

The program is a branch of the Animal Rights Coalition. They seek to make the world a kinder place for all animals. Cuddle-Coats-2Cuddle Coats

The pelts have a tremendous impact on orphaned and injured animals. The fur keeps them warm and makes them feel safe.Cuddle-Coats-3Cuddle Coats

It also helps foster their bond to the natural world, with the hopes of making their reintroduction to the wild easier when they are ready.Cuddle-Coats-4Cuddle Coats

The fur also helps minimize the amount of touching that happens with humans hands. This helps animals feel more at ease. 
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Over 1,000 coats have been donated since the program began. They have helped bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels, beavers, mice, and countless other ailing animals.Cuddle-Coats-6Cuddle Coats

We never thought that something like fur coats could actually be used to give back to animals. What a remarkable idea!

Share this group’s touching mission with your friends below, and consider donating to Cuddle Coats to help with their important mission.