We sure love to share great press releases like this one! Did you know that pet hair clippings (and human hair too) can be used to help clean up oil? Read on to learn what Pet Paradise is going to do to help with the massive oil spill.
Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings from 13 resorts to help with oil spill effort in the Gulf of Mexico
(May 5th, 2010) Pet Paradise Resort, an upscale pet boarding, daycare and grooming resort, will start collecting and donating pet hair clippings from all 13 of their resort locations to help with the oil spill cleanup effort in the Gulf of Mexico. Pet Paradise will be working with Matter of Trust, who creates the hair booms to soak up the oil.
Matter of Trust has about a dozen locations along the Gulf Coast where the hair, along with used nylon stockings, is made into booms which help soak up spilled oil. It is estimated that one pound of dog hair can soak up one quart of oil in one minute. On average there is about 2600 oil spills a year.
“We saw what was occurring in our backyard (the Gulf) and knew we had to do something to help,” explains Fred Goldsmith CEO Pet Paradise Resort. “We are thrilled to assist in this current oil spill cleanup effort, just by shipping off our pet hair clippings we collect in our grooming salons. Companywide we collect over 100 pounds of hair a week, so we know we will be able to make a tremendous impact on this effort and future efforts to clean up oil spills.”
Pet Paradise Resort will start shipping collected pet hair to Matter of Trust’s warehouses located along the Gulf of Mexico and in San Francisco. The company has grooming salons in all 13 resorts located in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and North Carolina.
Learn more about Matter of Trust and their efforts through their informative YouTube video.
About Pet Paradise
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Pet Paradise was formed in 2002 and currently has 13 facilities in operation of which nine are located throughout Florida; two are in Houston, and one each in New Orleans and Charlotte. The Pet Paradise facilities include spacious dog and cat boarding suites as well as day care and grooming services. All facilities are Hurricane Category 3 safety rated and serve as pet evacuation sites in the event of mandatory hurricane evacuations.