From the Best Friends Animal Society website and Facebook page:
Last year, the Back in Black adoption event was introduced to showcase black dogs and cats and give them the best chance at being adopted. And over 900 pets found homes!
Our goal is to find good homes for 1,000 or more pets in black this May.
Right now, thousands of wonderful animals are waiting to be adopted at shelters and rescue groups nationwide. And every day, 9,000 pets are killed in shelters because they don’t have a home.
Best Friends and our No More Homeless Pets® Network Partners are committed to saving them. Join us!
Erasing myths about black dogs and cats
Even though they make wonderful pets with great personalities, black dogs and cats are often overlooked for adoption, but why? After all, the color of a pet’s fur has no relationship to their ability to provide unconditional love, companionship and devotion. Here are a couple of theories:
- Bad photos hinder “love at first sight.” Black dogs and cats are harder to photograph because their eyes are close to the color of their fur and their facial expressions and personalities don’t always shine through in pictures. That’s a real disadvantage since many adopters “meet” their new best friends online.
- Superstitions! There are negative stereotypes about black cats and dogs that simply aren’t true. Just ask anyone who loves their beautiful black pet! They’ll tell you about all the wonderful qualities their pets possess and that they wouldn’t trade them for anything.
There are 129 No More Homeless Pets® Network partners with adoptable black cats and dogs participating across 37 states. Click on a state below to find local groups. Click on the group to visit their website for more event details.
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