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Pet Adoption Event Focuses on Black Cats & Dogs
Best Friends Animal Society and other Los Angeles animal volunteer groups are participating in Back In Black 2, a month-long adoption event to raise awareness about the awesomeness of black cats and dogs and to help find them loving homes.The event is focused specifically on black cats and dogs because these animals have the most difficult time getting adopted. Black cats get a bad wrap and are often portrayed as Hollywood typecasts, hanging out with teenage witches, hissing behind pumpkins and perpetuating silly superstitions. Black pups also have a tough time because online photos do not capture their adorable features in enough detail, making those "love at first site" moments fewer among prospective adopters, according to Best Friends Animal Society.
Adoption fees will be waved for all black cat and dog adoptions at Best Friends Animal Society and they will also provide a bag of dog food or cat treats.
Last year's first Back In Black event placed more than 900 black cats and dogs in new homes. Participants hope to place at least 1,000 animals in their forever homes this May.
Want to adopt a new furry friend? Search the No More Homeless Pets Network for adorable, adoptable black cats and dogs in L.A. and shelters in 37 other participating states.
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