Monday, July 06, 2009

Did you know that dish soap can save lives?


It's not hyperbole. Dawn dish soap has saved the lives of thousands of animals who were unlucky enough to get covered in oil. Its ability to break up oils is invaluable, when trying to remove toxic oily gunk from a terrified wild animal. (Here's a fascinating article about how this humble dish washing detergent became the go-to product for cleaning oiled wildlife.)

Right now, Dawn is partnering with the International Bird Rescue Research Center and the Marine Mammal Center.

Here's how it works -- each time you buy a bottle of Dawn dish soap, 50 cents goes to the International Bird Rescue Research Center and 50 cents will go to the Marine Mammal Center.

You'll need to register your purchase on their website, but they don't need much personal information.

I can't tell you how much this commercial makes me smile. I know that it was filmed at IBRRC's center in Southern California, so that I know it was made with the animals' well-being as a primary concern. The otter's little paw on the edge of the washtub just about makes my heart explode.

Also I think I met the penguin at a party a while back.


Anonymous said...

Heading out to buy some Dawn.... wonder if they will think I have a house full of dirty dishes when I buy 10 bottles of the stuff!!!


Timmy D said...

That commercial is too cute and so touching.

I especially love the otter - but, I especially love otters.

Anonymous said...

Those little wet critters sure are cute, but our 3 kittens are about 10 times cuter! Is that even possible?

Their eyes have been open for 1 week now and are starting to turn blue! I need to go out and buy some house-related soap-stuff soon anyway, so thanks for the merchandising plug.

I gotta ask you, will Dawn dish soap make the mice in my barn easier to live with? Cause once Mama kitty takes her kittens out there to live, she insists on only eating Dawn-washed mice now. You made her elevate her tastes when it comes to eatable critters!

Now I just dont know how I'm going to be able to catch, wah and release those barn mice! Animal hygene sure isnt easy!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! I love Dawn but never watch commercials. So, I didn't know . . . I'll get some dawn right away.


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