Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Pet Owners Can Help with the Gulf Oil Spill

Even though you may not be anywhere near the Gulf, you can still help with the Gulf Oil Spill. If you have a pet, or even if you don't, you can still be a part of helping to keep this disaster under control. Many websites are collecting human hair, pet fur and nylon stockings to help to soak up the oil in the ocean.

How does it work? The loose hair/fur can be stuffed into nylon stockings which are doubled up and tied together to make "booms" that surround and contain as well as soak up oil spills. Many people do not realize how important it is to be active in this disaster. Even if you can't donate money, donating hair is extremely important to aid in the cleaning up of this massive oil spill. You can contact your local pet groomer or salon to see if they will save the hair to donate. Animals are being covered in oil and suffering because of this tragic event, so please do what you can to help. Pet Depot is currently saving pet fur from the groomers at our stores to help with the oil spill. For more information on donating hair, money, or ways to help with the Gulf Oil Spill, please click here. Your support is much appreciated in this matter.