We have learned organizations worldwide are sending pet fur to help with the oil spill clean-up.
For years, the nonprofit group Matter of Trust has turned recycled hair and pet fur into oil spill clean-up mats and containment booms to use for Gulf Coast beach clean-up. These booms are easy to make. They are just recycled nylons stuffed with hair and fur. You can see a video of how to make them on Matter of Trust's Facebook Page.
Raleigh discards enough fur in a month to easily fill a pair of pantyhose. There are thousands of dogs groomed in Houston daily. We are looking into Houston's participation in this program. We'll keep you updated!