Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Best Friends Helping to Clean up the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Hair is hydrophobic which means it repels water, it is also great for absording oil.  A group called Matter of Trust has volunteers making devices called hair mats and hair booms out of recycled hair and nylons - which are then placed in the water to soak up the oil.  After this big spill, hair is in high demand - and Best Friends wants to help!

Check out this video posted by Matter of Trust below.

For the next few weeks we will be collecting hair from our grooming clients to send to the Matter of Trust volunteers, and you can help!  If your pet is due or overdue for their summer haircut, give us a call and set up an appointment.  Every bit of hair helps, even your short-haired shedders can help this great cause by coming in for a bath and brushout.  Want to help even more, schedule a shedicure* to really get that undercoat out and off to help with the clean-up.

We are off to a great start, but could always use more help!  Give us a call and schedule that grooming appointment today!

*Shedicure reduces shedding up to 80%. After a luxurious bubble bath, our groomers will use a brush called a FURminator to remove more hair and undercoat than just a regular brushing from your pet. This process should give you some relief from shedding for 3-6 weeks!

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