Don't Hate Me Because I am Black
Petfinder.com launches its "Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week" September 17 to 23. Among the many pets that are considered less adoptable are black cats and black dogs.
- Black Pets Are Less Adoptable
- Color is not their Fault
- Visit Petfinder.com and Visit your Local Animal Shelter
- Other Less Adoptable Pets
Black Pets Are Less Adoptable
You're right, I am not black, but if I were a black cat or a black dog, that is what I would be thinking. In fact "Don't Hate Me Because I Am Black" was something I saw last year on Petfinder.com, a caption over the photo of a lovely looking black cat.
Black cats and dogs are considered less adoptable than other colored cats and dogs.
You would think that in these modern times superstitious prejudice would not influence people in regards to such a thing as pet adoption, but apparently it does, and black cats are harder to adopt than other colored cats.
Color is not their Fault
I have always loved black cats and found them beautiful, as you may recall I was very goth and what goes best with black clothes? A black cat!
Pets have no control over the color they were at birth, people have more control over their skin color (and hair color) than pets do, and yet we judge them for their genetics. Hundreds are euthanized every week for one reason; being born with black fur.
I am not an expert on pet genetics but as I understand it black Labrador retrievers are more common than the other colors of labs, and that black is a very common cat color. Could be that people are avoiding black pets just because they are seen as “common”? We think of ourselves as special ourselves even if there are millions of people with the same skin and hair color as we have, so why can't black cats and black dogs be special too?
Visit Petfinder.com and Visit your Local Animal Shelter
September 17 to September 23, 2012 is Petfinder.com's special program called “Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week”, but any time is a good time to consider adopting a pet.
When you adopt a pet the number one concern should not be color, it should be the personality of the pet. If you are interested in adopting a pet, and saving a life, spend the time with many pets and consider which one has the personality that fits your lifestyle best.
If you are considering adopting a pet please visit your local animal shelter and consider adopting a less adoptable pet. If you want to browse adoptable pets in Canada, or the USA, please visit Petfinder.com. If you know of an animal shelter not linked to Petfinder please tell them about Petfinder so they can use this as a way to promote their pets.
To see Petfinder's 2012 gallery of nearly 1,000 less adoptable pets, click here.
Other Less Adoptable Pets
Some of the other less adoptable pets include:
Animals who have been Injured or are Deformed (missing an eye) in some way
Blind or Deaf Pets
Pets with Health Concerns
Other Types of Pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, and so forth).
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