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From: ♥ Katia 4 Animals ♥ Never Forget The Victims
Date: Mar 22, 2008 3:36 PM



From: Willow

Black Dog Syndrome in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
From: Anderson Humane Society
Date: Mar 20, 2008 12:41 PM

See our listings for black dogs at the bottom of this page!

Did you know that black dogs, especially big black dogs, such as Labs and Lab mixes, Rottweilers, Chows, or Newfoundlands, are usually the last ones to be adopted from shelters or rescue groups? Black dogs, and cats too, are euthanized at a higher rate than other animals.

This phenomenon is so common it even has a name: big black dog syndrome.

Here are some of the theories given for why black-coated dogs don’t get adopted more easily.

They don’t show up well in a kennel. It isn’t easy to distinguish their features, and, if they have any gray or white hairs on their face, they often appear older than they are. Joanne Anderson, a shelter volunteer and rescuer in Babylon, Long Island, who also writes a weekly pet column for the Babylon Beacon, The Amityyille Record and The Massapequa Post, says, “Black dogs do not show up behind the bars or wires of a cage. People walk right by them and do not even notice they are there.

Superstitions give black dogs bad press. In European and British folklore black dogs often appear as evil forces portending death to those who see them. Writers like Sir Walter Scott and Arthur Conan Doyle perpetuated these superstitions by using spectral hounds, usually black and fearsome, in their stories and poems. These tales may pass into people’s beliefs subconsciously.

“There may be a subliminal suggestion that “black is evil” like the symbolism of Scar vs. Mufasa in “The Lion King,” Anderson says. “When the shelter has a golden retriever mix and a flat-coated retriever mix, basically the same dogs, the light-colored dog will usually be adopted before the dark one.

People fear them. Terry Albert, a California artist who has worked with several Lab rescue groups, says that from her experience black dogs are more difficult to place. “I currently pet sit for a black Giant Schnauzer. He scares people to death even though he’s very friendly. People shy away from him on the street.” The same is true for black Labs. “People never say they are afraid of black, but sometimes body language tells you. They stop, stiffen up, lean back a little, get a look of concern on their faces or grab their children. Meeting a big black dog at the door is very intimidating, especially when the dog is excited and barking. Maybe it’s harder to read a black dog’s expression.

Melanie Coronetz, a freelance writer in New York City, had similar experiences. Zorra was a stray rescued from the streets of Harlem. When Coronetz first met her, she realized Zorra was showing her teeth because she was frightened. Coronetz already had Skipperkees so she was accustomed to black dogs. “I think teeth on black dogs look whiter and more menacing than on other colored dogs. People who are not naturally drawn to dogs may feel a bit frightened. A dog’s size and the misguided reputations of certain breeds are also factors,” she says.

There is an overabundance of black or black and tan dogs so people don’t pay attention to them.

Black dogs aren’t photogenic. This makes a difference for shelters that put pictures of animals awaiting adoption in the newspaper. Black dogs may have expressive eyes, but they don’t show up in pictures.

#174 Princess
'Hey there. My name is Princess and I was an owner turn-in. My guardian couldn't keep me anymore because she runs a daycare and she thought people might be afraid to leave their kids with her if they knew she had a dog. I'm sweet as can be and I'd never hurt anybody, but I guess that's just how life goes sometimes.” Thank you to an anonymous donor, who sponsored a portion of Princess's adoption fee.

Now she can go home at a reduced rate!

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#176 Rico
'Hi. My name is Rico and I came here a few days ago from over on Park Lane. Some people living there called and told them I had been running loose for two or three days, so I came here to stay. I hear there's another dog around here that looks just like me. I wonder if he's my brother. Davy...where are you?” Thank you to Francie Anglin, who sponsored a portion of Rico's adoption fee.

Now he can go home at a reduced rate!
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#178 Sam
'Hi. My name is Sam...Sad Sam, that is. You could even call me Scared Sam if you wanted. That's because I'm really afraid right now. Animal control came and got me after I got my head stuck in a fence. Then they brought me here and threw me in jail. I'm so alone and I just want my humans to come get me.” Thank you to Francie Anglin, who sponsored a portion of Sam's adoption fee.

Now he can go home at a reduced rate!

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#8 Bourbon
"Hello. My name is Bourbon and this place looks strangely familiar. I think I've been here before. In fact, I know I have! I recognize Ms. Donna. She's really nice. I was adopted a few months ago, but my owner brought me back and left me here. I'm not sure why. I'm a good girl and I just want a good home.


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#201 Cole
"Hello. My name is Cole, or at least that's what they're calling me at the shelter. They like to give us names instead of just calling us a number. I mean, we don't have homes. The least they can do is give us our own name. But they're working on finding homes and I hope I'll be next!" Thank you to Karen Whitehouse, who sponsored a portion of Cole's adoption fee.

Now he can go home at a reduced rate!

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#218 Ozzy
"Hello. My name is Ozzy and I'm a good little dog. I was picked up down on Gilberts Creek Road a few days ago. I had hoped my owner would come get me and take me home, but they haven't shown up yet. If they don't come by March 2nd, I'll be going up for adoption and I just can't wait to get out of here and meet my new family.

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#217 Corey
"Hi. My name is Corey and I'm a sweet little dog who came here as a stray a few days ago. I wasn't feeling well at all when I arrived, but I'm a little bit better now.

There seems to be something wrong with my hip, but I'm moving a little better every day and I'll be ready to move in with my new family soon!"
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#225 Duke
"Hi. My name is Duke and I came here with another labbie names Joanie. We were hanging out down on Bondville Road when these people came and snatched us up and brought us here. It's not so bad, I guess. But the floors are hard and they're pretty cold. I'd love to have a soft, warm floor to lay on. Maybe in a home, with a family.


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#225 Joanie
"Hello there. My name is Joanie, and if I look a little messy, its because they let us go out and play today while they cleaned our cages. It was kinda muddy, but we had fun. Hopefully we'll get to go play in the snow tomorrow. I'm a fun-loving girl and I just really want somebody to play with me.

Would you like to?"

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Estill Cnty KY ~ Gorgeous Husky Mix Pregnant & URGENT!
From: Sharon & Josey
Date: 19 Mar 2008, 21:41

----- Original Message -----
From: Diana M.

To: ; ; ; ;
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:10 PM
Subject: [AnimalRescueAdoption] : Ravenna, KY - Estill Co.

Shelter - Pregnant Husky mix - time is up now!!


Gorgeous husky mix, and she's pregnant!! Her time is up tomorrow, but I've begged for a couple of days. Shelter is full though, so she can go anytime. Can anyone please save this poor girl?? There is a $25 pull fee and she must be vetted before leaving shelter.

Please see the pic below and contact Sandie at ASAP if you can save her. She won't see the weekend. Please don't wait if you can help her.


FRANKFORT, KY Max needs foster/home border collIE
From: J-me
Date: Mar 20, 2008 1:54 PM


Hi All - please spread the word about Max.....he desperately needs a foster,
rescue or better yet an adoptive home ASAP.

read his story and then

he is in Frankfort, KY but transport could be arranged to an
approved rescue or adopter.

I know he will be taken to the pound soon and we
know the chances he has there.....please help!!

many thanks!!

Nobody has expressed any interest in even fostering Max. He is still on a vacant property & the landlord was there cleaning the place up yesterday to get it ready for rent again. Max needs somewhere to go as soon as possible. Please consider helping & please spread the word. Let me know if you can help: or 502-319-3444.

I believe Max might be an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix but here is the scoop. Max’s owner’s haven’t abandoned him but did move to another property that is not fenced. Max is inside a chain link fenced yard & is not tied. The owners do not want to keep Max & their old landlord said they could keep Max there for a week or so while they try to find him a home, they moved. They are still feeding Max but that is about it, there is no interaction. The neighbors are keeping watch over him as well.

Max is a medium sized dog, around 50 lbs. He has not been neutered & probably needs vaccinations this year. His teeth look good, he has a shiny coat & is a good weight. He allowed me to pull his ears, tail, feet & rolled over for me to rub his belly so he was very accepting. He seemed fairly calm for not having any attention lately but will jump up on you. I’m told he will chase & bite at tires on bikes or vehicles if not kept inside a fence & pulls when leash walked. There were dogs on each side of Max’s yard & he was anxious to play with those in one yard but I saw no signs of aggression. He seems to be a good dog. Please help spread the word to find Max a forever home.

Pictures attached…

If you can help please contact:

Morehead, KY: 2 beagle girls have names now
From: J-me
Date: Mar 20, 2008 9:37 AM

Suzy Young named them Rosemary and Saffron:) They are UTD, dewormed, HW neg. We had a $50 donation towards the vet bill on them and the total bill is $159.00 so we still owe $109.

I still have to get better pics of them. We had a rough night with Lucas after his dental was completed yesterday and he really requires a lot of care so I have not really had a chance to get good pics of the girls. Lucas still needs vet bill help, too.

The beagle girls are doing well and think they hit the doggie lottery since they have good shelter, food and fresh water. They look at me in amazement when I go out with more food and change the water for them. I don't think they ever had kindness in their lives. They love having toys too.

http://www. petfinder. com/petnote/displaypet. cgi?petid=10469555 Rosemary

http://www. petfinder. com/petnote/displaypet. cgi?petid=10469576 Saffron

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