Black Friday Sales – Not Just About Big Screen TVs (Video)

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:

  • Pets with black fur are hard to see in dimly lit animal shelters.
  • Cats and dogs with black coats don’t show well in photographs.
  • Underlying superstitions about black cats being evil keep them from finding new homes.
  • Big black dogs look scary and menacing.
  • Pets with black fur can appear older than they are.
  • People worry about black fur getting on their furniture.

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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198 comments

Carole R.
Carole R5 years ago

We have had several black cats and every one was adorable. Color makes no differance, just like with people.

Denise L.
Denise L5 years ago

I think in the future if I want to adopt a pet I will get a black one

Problem is I always have a house full that come to me that one way or another that I can't imagine a time when I will need to go out and adopt one

Andrew Carvin
Andrew Carvin5 years ago

Humans are stupidly visual. So this doesn't surprise me.

I own two black dogs, and a black spotted one. They are wonderful pets. :)

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence5 years ago

So very sad..my three cats and 4 dogs are all black!!!

Margarita  Armi M.

YO HE TENIDO VARIOS PERROS NEGROS Y HAN SIDO MUY BUENOS.
ES UNA TONTERIA QUE SE LES DICRIMINE POR SU COLOR.

Monique D.
Mon D5 years ago

I love the videos, but how sad that Black animals get passed over! My dog is moslty black, and he came from a shelter. A book I read recently "A Dog Named Christmas" touches on this issue of black dogs not being adopted. For those looking for a good book I recommend this heart warming story.

Char-anna Koblick

I was shocked to find out what happened to Bonnie's cat on Halloween. I hope they found out who did it and they were punished. that is just horrible.
Never heard the prejudice against a black animal before. they look so sleek with all back fur. I guess it is ignorance just like in not seeing somebody for who they are and only by the color of their skin.
You just have to take each person or animal and see how they are. all have personalities all their own and need to be accepted for how they are.

Ginny Pendas
Ginny Pendas5 years ago

I can't belive this. this is so sad. black dogs and black cats are so cute and deserved a loving home as much as other animals. I have a black dog,she isn't scary,she is so cute,so sweet. and I used to have a black cat,he was so sweet. can't belive how people are these days it's so sad.

Ginny Pendas
Ginny Pendas5 years ago

I can't belive this this is so sad. black dogs and black cats are so cute and deserved a loving home as much as other animals. I have a black dog,she isn't scary,she is so cute,so sweet. and I used to have a black cat,he was so sweet. can't belive how people are these days it's so sad.

L. M.

IIfound a tiny black kitten on the side of the highway in Orlando Florida just inches from traffic. Someone obviously ditched him there as there were no houses in the area and he was so young. I suspect they abandoned him there for superstitious reasons. I couldn't believe all the people who drove by him without stopping. I had to run across at least 7 lanes to get to him. Anyway, we took him back with us and now he is a Canadian. He is of course a lovely sweet little boy just like all cats of any colour.