Saturday, May 15, 2010

~ Clean up Oil Spills with Fur and Hair ~

I was reading blogs and came across an article about the oil spill from blueberryshoes. She said, "400 wildlife species are threatened by the spill. Whales, tuna, and shrimp; dozens of species of birds; land animals such as the gray fox and white-tailed deer; and amphibians such as the alligator and the snapping turtle. (Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune)". That's a lot! You may think there's nothing you can do since you are no where close to the spill and you don't have extra money lying around. But, there's an easy and cheap way to help! All you need is hair or fur! As you can see, I have plenty of both.

Well, with an impending wedding, I am not going to cut my hair any time soon. But it is summer so Momo needs a haircut anyway. Look at all that fur that came off Momo. I think that's enough to make one mat.

This is a little shorter than I like him to be, and yes, I know it's not very even. I am not a professional groomer after all.

So, what to do with the fur? Send it to Matter of Trust! All you have to do is sign up (link here) and mail in all the extra fur and hair you have. They prefer it to be clean though. Don't just sweep your floor and send them the strands of hair along with dust and dirt. They also prefer donations from groups instead of individuals to minimize processing overheads. See how happy Momo is? That's 'cause he will be saving other animals from the oil spills!

I am planning on mailing out the fur next week. If any of you want to trim your furbaby for this cause, I can do it for you. Keep in mind that it won't be a professional groom. But, it will grow out in a week or so, good or bad. If you are a groomer or a stylist, please join this great cause!!!


Kittin said...

momo's so cute. i would donate hair if prom wasn't coming so soon

Joyce said...

you can donate ur hair anytime! There are a lot of smaller oil spills that don't make it on the news so they are always in need of fur and hair :)

Violet said...

Momo is so freakin' adorable! Love the new haircut =)

Tea said...

Momo looks so happy after his haricut! I think you did a great job.

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