TLC Pet Lodge Donates Fur and Hair to Help Soak Up Oil Spills

Pet Lodging Facility near Cleveland Joins Matter of Trust to Create Booms to Absorb Oil Spills
By: Chris Brown
 
July 19, 2010 - PRLog -- MENTOR, OHIO (July 19, 2010) – TLC Pet Lodge, a leading pet lodging and grooming facility in Northeast Ohio, has recently joined with Matter of Trust to use animal fur and hair to soak up oil spills.

“When we heard about Matter of Trust, we felt like we could really make a difference,” said Marj Green-Beyer, CKO of TLC Pet Lodge. “We groom numerous dogs and typically throw away large quantities of pet hair every day.  Now, we can turn the hair into a valuable resource to help soak up the oil spill in the gulf with the help of Matter of Trust.”

Matter of Trust is an innovative, non-profit organization that uses donated hair, fur, feathers, fleece and nylons to help with the cleanup of thousands of oil spills every year. Fur and hair are naturally very efficient at gathering oils, part of the reason we need to clean and groom our pets so often.   Since 1998 the organization has used donations of human hair and pet fur to make naturally absorbent booms and large woven mats that can be placed in the water to soak up oil.

Despite some confusion with BP’s press release, stating they already had booms they considered more sorbent, the Matter of Trust organization is still collecting hair and getting booms ready for major state cleanup efforts in areas affected by the recent spill in the Gulf. All of the clippings will be shipped by TLC Pet Lodge, at their expense, to facilities in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana to be made into booms by volunteers.

“It is just one way that we all can do our part to help in this time of environmental crisis,” said Green-Beyer. “The booms made by Matter of Trust are environmentally safe, made from renewable resources, and have already proven to be helpful in the cleanup effort of many spills over the years.”

About TLC Pet Lodge
Established in 1990, TLC Pet Lodge is a full-service pet lodging facility for dogs and cats located in Mentor, Ohio. The company does not use crates or cages. The pet friendly environment has suites and enclosures that can accommodate multiple family pets. In addition to being the only facility in Ohio to achieve the Pet Care Services Association Gold Ribbon Certificate of Accreditation, the family-owned and operated TLC Pet Lodge has a long list of impressive credentials including Certified Advanced Pet Care Technicians and a Best Groomed Dog Award Winner on staff. For more information, visit www.tlcpetlodge.com or call 440-951-4TLC (4852).

Media Contact: Chris Brown
cbrown@resources-results.com
330-656-9793

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Established in 1990, TLC Pet Lodge is a full-service pet lodging facility for dogs and cats located in Mentor, Ohio. The company does not use crates or cages. The pet friendly environment has suites and enclosures that can accommodate multiple family pets. In addition to being the only facility in Ohio to achieve the Pet Care Services Association Gold Ribbon Certificate of Accreditation, the family-owned and operated TLC Pet Lodge has a long list of impressive credentials including Certified Advanced Pet Care Technicians and a Best Groomed Dog Award Winner on staff. For more information, visit www.tlcpetlodge.com or call 440-951-4TLC (4852).
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