Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Black Cat & dog Month

How can we make a difference in this world? 

One sure fire way to make a difference is to adopt a black cat or dog during the Black Cat & Dog Month which is almost over (February). 

Why is adopting a black cat or dog so important?

A large majority of the cats and dogs that never leave the shelters and homes across the country, are black. Judged by the color of their fur, and not by their character or personality. These beautiful black creatures spend the end of their lives watching all the other animals being accepted into new homes and ultimately never get chosen. Until they are finally chosen for the one thing they do not want; euthanizia. This is a travesty.

I have personally met and lived with many black cats and dogs, and have loved each one. Until I started helping out with Pet Haven, I had no idea there was such thing as the 'Black Dog and Cat Syndrome'.

What is the Black Dog and Cat Syndrome?

Black Dog and Cat Syndrome is the name they call the phenomenon of black cats and dogs being overlooked and unwanted. Everyone one of us needs to step up and take action to counteract this terrible syndrome. Black cats and dogs are every bit as amazing as all other colors. If you have love to give and a home to share, open your arms to a loving new black cat or dog to your family, before it is too late. Not too late for you.....but too late for them. 

I want to also stress that even if you do not have a home, or cannot afford a new pet; please call a friend, co-worker or a family member. Tell them about 'Black Dog and Cat Syndrome' and ask them if they could use a new friend. Let's adopt these amazing creatures and give them a life full of love.

If you have a chance, please check out the available cats for adoption. Pay special consideration to the black kitties. If 'dog' is more your fancy, gander at the available dogs up for adoption, and again... make an effort to click on the black dogs first.

Here are just two of many great cats available for adoption:

the one-eared moose
pizzazz (poppy)

1 comment:

Frieda said...

Great picture of the Moose. Looks like he's having a lick'n good time.

What a cutie!