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Black Dog Syndrome

Animals  (tags: black dogs, prejudice, unfair, adoptions, animal shelters, abandoned )

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Black Dog Syndrome (BDS). BDS is defined as "the low adoption and high euthanasia rate of black dogs in shelters." Two activists working on behalf of black dogs in shelters, Tamara Delaney of Contrary to Ordinary: The Black Pearls of the Dog World and

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Linda H (199)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 7:13 pm
Oh I would adopt a black dog.In fact my friend did and we watch him when his daddy goes out out of town.Thanks,Simone.

Marion Y (322)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 7:16 pm
Black is beautiful, in dogs and humans. The US has systematically indoctrinated this country that black is bad through throughout our culture. In the movies, the bad guy wears black clothing, a black hat and rides a black horse. Black is associated with ugly as well. We must reprogram this country to accept there is beauty and goodness in all colors. Thank you Simone.

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 7:26 pm
black dogs and blaok cats also have low adoption rates.

Kathy W (299)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 7:35 pm
Black dogs and black cats are beautiful. I have owned both. (Well, they have owned me). Thanks Simone.

Joycey B (750)
Wednesday October 8, 2008, 3:47 am
Both my dogs are black. I have a black tuxedo cat too. I love black cats and dogs. They are beautiful. Thanks Simone.

Maria G (72)
Wednesday October 8, 2008, 1:51 pm
I had a black lab and loved him very much. He was loving and sweet with all the family and our other fur babies.

Bev H (0)
Thursday October 9, 2008, 6:11 pm
I have Black Dobermans & love them dearly. A color of a dog doesn't make it a bad dog.

Linda B (71)
Thursday October 9, 2008, 8:08 pm
I didn't know this until recently. I've always had black dogs. It so absurd that people get so caught up in myths and superstitions - or whatever.

The dogs in the photo are adorable!

Deborah N (37)
Thursday October 9, 2008, 11:40 pm
Yes I agree with the Black Syndrome.. I have 3 lil'black kittens here trying to find homes for .. & so far everyone looks at them with distaste.. they are the most lovable, the most strangest kittens.. people don't know what they are missing with these.. if i don't find homes for them i will keep them all & get them fixed & shots.. there lost my gain... :-P .... Black is fantastic...especially in these

Phyllis K (0)
Friday October 10, 2008, 11:00 am
I can only pray for the day when animals are not turned away because of their color! Along wqith Humans! We as a nation need to progress past that phases. Most would agree that it is ignorance to discinimate, both animals and humans.
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