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A Black Friday Sale We Can Get Behind

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Black cats have it pretty rough. Not only do they have the stigma of a negative superstition around them, but tons of people adopt or buy the cats for Halloween, only to discard them days after. And shelters report that it’s often difficult to get good photos of animals with black fur.  But a cheeky new Black Friday promotion is hoping to give black cats — and other animals with black fur — a second chance. The Oregon Humane Society — and other shelters around the country — is offering to cut adoption fees in half for those who adopt black cats and other black animals. And the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia is running a similar promotion, allowing pet lovers to adopt black cats and dogs for free. They’re also running a separate promotion, called “Feast With A Fat Feline,” offering free adoptoins on cats weighing 13 pounds or more. I want one!

Similar adoption events and discounts are being offered in Riverside, California, San Antonio, Texas, and Witchita, Kansas, and several other cities and towns around the country. Check with your local shelter to see if they’re offering similar adoption deals!

You Don’t Need To Adopt An Animal In Order To Save Its Life

Ask A Single Dog Owner
Amelia answers questions about being single and taking care of a dog. Read More »
I Love My Dog
Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »
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"Adopt Me, Maybe?"
Shelter dogs get in on the action! Read More »

Meet Sunny. He’s not my kitten, but he’s staying with me for a little while — my little furry eight-week-old Hurricane Sandy refugee (he is presently chasing his tail). As much as I’d love to, I can’t keep Sunny, because I already have two cats of my own, and my boyfriend will murder me if I try to move another animal into our apartment. But Sunny is a temporary addition — I’m fostering this little babe until he gets permanently adopted.

Thankfully, it looks like Rachel’s mom is going to take Sunny (Rachel is noodling naming him Jordan Catalano, on account of his guyliner eyes), so he’ll have what shelters call a “forever home.” But there are still, and always will be, stray and abandoned animals that need help. Which is why I love fostering — I can make a positive, longterm affect on an animal’s life. Keep reading »

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