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, 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.
Click through for videos that further explain the plight of pets with black coats.
Despite Tuesday, March 20 marking the first day of spring, it certainly will not feel like it to those in the mid-Atlantic, where a quick-hitting snow event is expected.
A spell of unseasonable warmth in Germany will be replaced by arctic cold through Sunday as the “Beast from the East” returns.
Lives and property will be in severe danger across northern and eastern Madagascar as a potent tropical cyclone unloads torrential rain through Sunday night.
Disruptive snow will spread from the central Rockies to a portion of the Plains as a new storm takes shape spanning Sunday to Monday.
As a second storm in three days pushes east of the Rockies, locally severe storms may erupt over parts of the south-central United States on Sunday.
Conditions are ideal for wildfire ignition and rapid spread over the southern Plains into Friday night.
This weekend will bring a great opportunity for stargazers to see the zodiacal light, an eerie glow near the horizon which is only visible around the equinox.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston will go on and so will winter for this year's festivities.