Black Friday specials are not just about getting the best deal on big screen televisions or iPads. They are also about saving the lives of hard to place homeless pets – particularly those with black coats.
On Friday, November 26 animal rescue groups across the country will be sponsoring Black Friday Pet Adoptions which are deeply discounted or free adopt-a-thons for black or predominantly black cats and dogs.
The heartbreaking reason behind the fire-sale adoption events is that cats and dogs with black coats are the least likely to find a new home and the most likely to be euthanized at an animal shelter.
Rescue groups speculate there are many reasons why people walk past a black cat or dog at a shelter:
The truth is most of these fears and objections and simply myths and pets with black fur make wonderful, loving companions.
If you are thinking about the addition of a new cat or dog to your family, please consider visiting one of the many Black Friday Adoptions in your community.
Here are two videos that further explain the plight of pets with black coats.
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