PETA to Give 200 Fur Coats to Emergency Shelter

Discarded Furs Will Help Those Who Are Cold and in Desperate Need

For Immediate Release:
January 7, 2020

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Washington – On Wednesday, the Adam’s Place Emergency Shelter will receive a special delivery from PETA: 200 fur coats—each one donated by someone who had a change of heart about the cruelty behind fur. The Department of Human Services and The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness will distribute the coats to people in need this winter.

When:    Wednesday, January 8, 12 noon

Where:    Adam’s Place Emergency Shelter, 2210 Adams Pl. N.E. #1 (near Queens Chapel Road N.E.), Washington, D.C.

“PETA can’t bring back the rabbits, minks, and foxes who were caged and electrocuted or trapped and beaten for their fur, but we can still help those in desperate need,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “We encourage people everywhere to donate their fur or fur-trimmed coats to help those who have few options in life—the only people with any excuse to wear them.”

Most animals used for fur spend their lives inside cramped cages, where they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and mutilate themselves before they’re electrocuted, gassed, or poisoned. Those who are trapped in nature may suffer for days before trappers arrive to shoot, strangle, beat, or stomp them to death.

The coats will be distributed by the Department of Human Services and The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness through the Continuum of Care program.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

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