It is a recognised fact that in rescue and rehoming centres, the black dogs and cats are the least likely to be chosen and are more likely to be PTS.
Being a black houndy myself, I dont understand this at all, it upsets me in fact. What could be more attractive than a shiny black coat, gleaming in the sunshine? Why is this not noticed when people are choosing a pet?
There is no racism amongst us dogs, all are equal in our eyes, black, white, brown or brindle. We are all animals looling for a family, and what colour we are is irrelevant. Isn’t it?
Why do some humans seem to see us as less attractive?
I think all of the dogs and cats in these pictures are absolutely gorgeous and I challenge anyone to disagree. I am not saying other coloured animals are not just as beautiful, just that I can’t see a difference. We are all worthy.
Cats seem to have the same problem, in some countries a black cat is considered unlucky! But it is the poor cat that is unlucky, surely, if he does not have a home.
When Mom adopted me, I was sad, and lost with a dull coat but it didn’t take long to become glossy with shiny eyes and a happy face.
So if you are thinking of adopting a dog or a cat, please do not overlook the black ones, given a good home, good food and hope, they will shine.