UPDATE: Unfortunately, this well intentioned effort did not pan out. After review, it was decided that it wasn’t feasible. You can read more in this LA Times story supplied by a reader.
Get out those Furminators — it’s for a good cause! If you’re like us, you’re pretty sick over the Gulf oil spill. I was looking up ways to help today when I stumbled across Matter of Trust, who are encouraging you to donate pet and human hair to their Excess Access program. The reason is simple and brilliant: hair naturally collects oil, so all that excess hair, along with nylon stockings, is woven into mats that are used to help clean up oily water and shores. I am so on board with this idea! Our dogs are getting groomed pronto! Learn more right here. — Mary T.
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