Did you know that black animals, especially black cats are less likely to be adopted than lighter colored animals?
Some say it has to do with not showing up as well in pictures, others believe people’s superstitions of black cats have an impact on their decision process. One study found that black cats were about half as likely to be adopted as tabby cats and two-thirds less likely than white cats.
But for cats in general, the odds are not good: of the approximately 3,000 cats of all colors offered for adoption during the nine months of that study, only around 600, or 20 percent, found homes. Those remaining were euthanized.
Every kitten born is a death sentence for a shelter cat. Please ✂ fix your pets ✂ and consider adopting a black animal.
I’m pictured here with my black baby girl Gabby. I adopted her from the Castaic shelter four years ago. She may take after her mother and be legitimately bat shit crazy, but she’s a lovely girl. Black is beautiful. #vegansofig