Excess pet hair soaks up a lot of oil, and can help save the ecological environment affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill. Normally, we fight the fact that hair and fur absorbs oil – it’s exactly why we shampoo dogs on a regular basis. However, when put to the right use, this natural phenomenon can help minimize disaster.
Here’s how it works. You schedule a bathing or grooming appointment at K9 Kingdom in Wexford for your dog’s spring cleaning. We do what we normally do, and then save all the brushed out hair and leftover clippings.
We pack up our collection of hair and fur at the end of the week and donate it to Matter of Trust. Their volunteers manufacture oil absorbing mats or floating oil absorbing booms out of the hair. They distribute these products to areas that need it (everything is getting funneled to the Gulf right now), and let the hair go to work.
Rather than letting your dog shed all over your carpets, vacuuming it up and throwing it away, why not put that dog hair or fur to good use? The more a dog is shedding right now, the better! There’s never been a better time to get your dog a makeover. You get the benefit of a clean, fresh dog, and the sea life affected by the oil spill gets a better chance to survive.
Watch a video that shows you exactly how the hair gets put to use! There’s an amazing demonstration of how absorbent the mats are. Please share this with your friends so that we can all make maximum impact.