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How your furry dog can help the Gulf oil spill

Though it seems like your dog could be the last being that could offer some help with the oil spill that's spreading in the Gulf of Mexico near the Louisiana border, but that's not true. Environmentalists and non-profits are calling for as much dog fur as they can get because it can help absorb the oil.

According to the Matter of Trust organization in California, thousands of pounds of hair are already coming in from groomers and salons all over the world. The hair is stuffed into nylon stockings (which are also needed) and fashioned into booms and hairmants that will be sent to the Gulf. Click her for more information on how you and your dog or your groomer can help.

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I'm wondering if any groomers in the Baltimore are are doing this? Has anyone heard? Groomers, let me know and I'll post!

Brenda Mendez, owner of Pet Pals Grooming Salon in Racine, Wis., grooms Bubu, a male toy poodle, in her shop on Tuesday. Mendez is donating pet hair from her grooming business to Matter of Trust, an ecological charity. Matter of Trust has a hair mat oil spill program that uses various animal hairs to produce super-absorbent mats that can be used to clean up things like oil spills. Mendez was motivated to donate animal hair from her shop to help cleanup efforts for an oil spill currently in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Scott Anderson)

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