SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What to do with Unwanted Fur? Donate It to Help Orphaned Wildlife

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Nov 25, 2011 to Apr 22, 2012
Give your furs back to the animals! 
 Since 2006, Buffalo Exchange has collected a total of 6,331 used furs on behalf of Coats for Cubs. bring your real fur apparel, including trims, accessories and shearling, to any Buffalo Exchange and let us know it’s a gift for our Coats for Cubs program. Recommended by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), used furs provide bedding and comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. Because these items are going to wildlife rehabilitators, condition is unimportant.

Buffalo Exchange, along with other retailers, designers and The HSUS, officially endorsed closing a fur labeling loophole that took effect as the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-313) on March 10, 2011. On behalf of The HSUS, Buffalo Exchange collected approximately 2,458 Truth in Fur Labeling Act petition signatures. The legislation, signed by President Obama in December 2010, closes a loophole in the six-decade-old federal fur labeling law that previously allowed many animal fur garments to go unlabeled if the value of the fur was $150 or less, leaving consumers in the dark as to whether they were buying faux or animal fur.

How Do the Furs Help Wildlife?
Fur can provide warmth and comfort to orphaned and injured wild animals. Wildlife rehabilitators will usually cut the fur into an appropriate size for the animal, whether it be a bobcat, fox, raccoon, squirrel, or rabbit, and place it inside the animal's enclosure. The furry blanket becomes a surrogate mother to orphaned animals, reducing stress and giving comfort.

Look for a store location near you in your State and city
Buffalo Exchange Stores

The Humane Society of the United States / Coats for cubs

List of rehabbers who use fur