Donate: Northeast Ohio Residents Can Donate Pet Hair to Help Control Oil Spill

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STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - Camp Bow Wow and Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow, the nation's largest pet services company is offering a unique way to help out. The company has reached out to all of its franchisees (200+ throughout the US and Canada), asking them to collect dog hair and fur after a pet's grooming, which will then be used to create oil booms to help ameliorate the disaster.

Franchisees will be donating any type of fur, hair, feathers, natural fibers and used nylons to create oil booms, which will help soak up oil from the spill in the Gulf. These fur oil booms are then used to contain the spill. Matter of Trust, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is coordinating this effort nationwide by sending all fur/hair to the region. As a leader in the pet services industry, Camp Bow Wow and Home Buddies are helping to bring this effort to light and raise awareness for the ways in which companies can help out on the local and national level.

Individual franchises throughout the US will be aiding in collecting hair / fur / fibers from their neighborhoods and bringing awareness to this cause by putting up flyers, info on their websites, etc.

"As there are growing concerns that the oil spill in the Gulf may now eclipse the Exxon Valdez spill, we want to do our part in helping with the cleanup. Pet hair is an absorbent and can be used to create oil absorbing mats. By collecting pet hair after grooming at our franchise locations, we will be able to use our resources to aid in the effort," noted Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow and Home Buddies.

Camp Bow Wow of Strongsville is an Official Drop Off Site!

If you are interested in donating, please visit Strongsville Camp Bow Wow or Home Buddies in Strongsville, to drop off hair / fur.  440-572-3200. Fur and Hair does not have to be freshly shampooed to be dropped off, but must not be filthy.

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