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According to today’s Palm Beach Daily News, the Wachovia branch in Palm Beach (formerly First National Bank) has announced that it is closing its fur storage vault. Apparently, for decades the temperature-controlled room had kept the island’s fur coats safe from Florida’s humidity.

“In 2009, it just doesn’t make sense for the company,” said Wachovia spokesperson Kathy Harrison, “It doesn’t align with our ongoing business model.”

We agree!

The bank has not said what they’ll do with the coats that go unclaimed. We recommend donating the left-over coats to local wildlife rehabilitators. The Humane Society of the United States’ Coats for Cubs program accepts donated fur and cuts it into pieces for wildlife rehabilitators who use it to keep orphaned and injured wildlife warm. Click here for more information about the program.

Contact Wachovia and suggest that unclaimed fur coats from the Palm Beach vault be donated to help wildlife (plus the bank could claim a tax deduction).

E-mail: EnvironmentalAffairsMailbox@wachovia.com
Phone: (561) 655-7111

One Response to “Wachovia getting out of the fur business”

  1. on 04 May 2009 at 10:16 pm Jaime

    The Humane Society of the United States’ Coats for Cubs program, is a wonderful suggestion! What better way for the coats to be used.

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