Pet Doctors Of America Doing Their Part in Oil Spill Clean-Up

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be an unprecedented disaster. But you may be surprised and glad to hear that the level of response to the spill has been unprecedented too.
By: Pet Doctors of America
 
May 22, 2010 - PRLog -- Among those taking action to help the clean-up efforts in the gulf waters and along area shores is Pet Doctors of America, a full-service veterinary clinic in Jacksonville, FL. What are they doing to help? They're gathering pet hair from all animals groomed at their veterinary practice and sending it to gulf clean up efforts run by Matter of Trust at Florida's Gulf of Mexico.

As any one with hair - or a pet - knows, hair absorbs oil. But you may not know that it absorbs more than just the oil secreted by the your or your pet's skin. Pet hair and human hair both actually absorb many kinds of oil and can be used to make hair mats or "booms" that can be floated in oil soaked waters to safely collect and hold the oil, helping to decontaminate it. Because of this, Pet Doctors of America is collecting and donating all the pet hair from their full service grooming salon to help make these hair mats and booms, and mailing the collected hair at their own expense. And their customers couldn't be more happy to know they and their pets are doing their part, too!

Oil Spill Clean Up with Pet hair isn't new technology by any means, but it's inexpensive - hair filled booms are made using only hair packed into used nylon stockings or mesh tubes - and it's surprisingly effective. Hair booms and mats can collect and hold a surprising amount of spilled oil. And they're Earth Friendly in other ways. Or, as the doctors of Pet Doctors of America can tell you, pet hair is a renewable resource at its finest!

In a disaster this wide, it's more than likely that many forms of clean-up, both high tech and low, will need to be used. But with up to 2600 smaller oil spills all over the globe every year, and other oil pollution dumping millions of gallons of oil into our oceans and waterways every year, none of the pet hair donated by Pet Doctors of America will go to waste! Stockpiled hair mats and booms not used in the Gulf Oil spill will be stored to be sent and used wherever they're needed, now or in years to come.

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Pet Doctors of America offers a full-service veterinary care in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra, Florida. They offer veterinary, boarding and grooming services 7 days a week with no appointment needed, ever. Pet Doctors of America has over 100 years of combined veterinary experience on staff and they are available every day, even Sundays.
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