Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard something about the giant oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Y'know, the one that's spewing tons of nasty black stuff into the ocean? Nasty black stuff that's going to hurt all the birds and fishes and turtles who call the ocean home.
If you've never met oil before, let me tell you - the stuff is nasty with a capital N. We had an oil leak here in San Francisco once when a boat crashed into a bridge. It was a tiny leak compared to what's happening in the Gulf, but it caused some serious problems. I wasn't around yet, but brother Dutch told me all about the globs of oil that washed up on our beaches, stuck to his fur and made him feel really sick when he tied to lick it off.
Dutch was lucky. My human scrubbed him with Dawn to remove the oil and they didn't go back to the beach until the oil was gone. But what about all the ocean creatures who live in and around the Gulf? They can't just go home and take a bath, then not go to the beach for awhile.
I feel very sad for the ocean creatures.
But my man Stubby - the greenest pug on the planet - came up with a way to do more than just feel sad about the oil spill. We can put our crazy shedding abilities to good use and donate our fur to help soak up the oil. Yup - you heard me. That stuff our humans vacuum up, lint-roll off, and curse at can help save The Gulf!
Dutch's fur alone could probably soak up the entire oil spill (all that stuff on the floor is his fluff) but just in case it's not enough, we're asking anyone with fur to spare to donate it. We asked our local groomers to send in their fur and are asking my human's hair lady, Courtney, to send in her salon's spare hair.
TO LEARN MORE & DONATE YOUR UNWANTED FUR
Visit matteroftrust.org. Please ask your local groomers & human hair people to donate too. Hair weighs practically nothing so it doesn't cost much to mail and it's only going to be swept up and thrown away anyway. I mean, why throw away something than can help save birds, fishes, or turtles?
Here's a video that explains the whole deal: