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By JaneA Kelley Our good friends at the ASPCA have recently released the results of two studies on reasons for adoption and length of stay at shelters. The findings, they say, show that despite the common belief, potential adopters' prejudice against black animals is merely a myth. Oh, really? I call BS. First of all, the length-of-stay study was done on dogs, and we all know that the black Labrador Retriever is the most beloved dog in the United States. Black Labs and Lab lookalikes are bound to be...

While working at the Washington Humane Society (WHS) in Washington, DC, I was thrilled when I found out that King, a large and handsome black Labrador mix was finally adopted after spending many months at WHS. King had been at the shelter for so long, everyone knew and loved him. King, like so many other black dogs in shelters, spent more time waiting for his new home than his lighter colored kennelmates because of something known as Black Dog Syndrome (BDS). When I left WHS to pursue graduate work in graduate work in anthropology at The George Washington University I conducted research into BDS. RELATED: Happy Tail: A Couple is Thankful For Their Senior Cat BDS is observed by shelters...

The annual Pumpkin Junction fall festival in Barrington, RI, featured some unusual guests. Barrington Animal Control hosted a black cat adoption event at the site on Oct. 13, offering free adoptions to anyone who was interested. That caused a dispute with nimal activists and staff from other area shelters, who are criticizing the organization for what they see as an act of incredibly bad judgment. Rita Falaguerra of Cat Adoption Team Services said that the event "shows a blatant disregard for the welfare of animals." ...

50 Cutest Adoptable Black Cats

We have gathered 50 of the cutest black cats from across the nation with the help of Petfinder. Unfortunately, black cats get a bad reputation due to their coat color. Many superstitious people believe that with a black cat comes along bad luck, but we know these kitties are just as loving as any others. If you are…