Thus far, some 300 items have been donated to the campaign, which originally began in 2014, according to Jennifer Place, a program associate with the organization. "The vast majority of the donations were fur coats, either waist-length or full-length," Place told The Dodo. "The second most-donated item was fur stoles. We also received a sizeable number of fur hats and muffs. But we've really seen just about everything -including fur-lined slippers and a fur purse."
The fur hails from different species. "Probably most prevalent are the animals frequently bred in captivity and inhumanely 'farmed' for their fur; species like chinchilla, mink and fox. But we've also seen furs that belonged to animals in the wild," she adds. "Although sometimes it's difficult to identify the fur's source after it undergoes dyeing and treatment, we believe we've seen furs from bobcats, coyotes, bears, raccoons, beavers -the list goes on. We once even received a deer pelt."