Black cat adoption rates
Ask most people involved in animal rescue, and they'll swear it's true: Black shelter pets are less likely to be adopted than pets of other colors. My own experience bears this out: During this year's Maddie's Pet Adoption Days event, the rescue for which I volunteer had very few dogs still looking for homes at the end of the second day, but the majority of those who were had — you guessed it — black fur. To counter this phenomena, many organizations offer discounts or hold adoption events specifically to place their black pets, and photographers have created special projects to showcase the animals' beauty.
But is the belief based in fact — are black shelter pets really struggling to find forever homes? Dr. Emily Weiss of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals looked at the data from the ASPCA's A Comprehensive Animal Risk Database, which pulled numbers from 14 communities and nearly 300, 000 dogs and cats, to learn more. She discussed her findings in a recent blog post.
The results might surprise you. Weiss found that, although euthanasia numbers for black animals are at or near the top (both black and white dogs were near 19 percent; black cats were at 30 percent, with gray cats and white cats coming in just under that, at 28 percent and 26 percent, respectively), their total adoption numbers were also the highest of any color. Thirty-two percent of canine adoptions in 2013 were black dogs, with brown dogs coming in second at 22 percent. In addition, more brown dogs were euthanized than black dogs (25 percent versus 21 percent). Black cats were in a similar situation, with 31 percent of 2013 feline adoptions being black cats, and gray cats coming in next, at 20 percent.
It all comes down to intake numbers, and there are more black dogs and cats in shelters than any other color. Thirty percent of the dogs taken in throughout 2013 were black, with brown coming in second at 23 percent. Black cats made up 33 percent of the feline intake, with gray cats coming in a distant second, at 22 percent. So, per the research, if three black dogs and one white dog enter a shelter, and one black dog and one white dog are adopted that day, that still leaves two black dogs waiting for homes. That means that the likelihood of your seeing more black dogs than any other color in that shelter is pretty high — but it does not necessarily mean that black dogs are being overlooked because of their color or that they aren't being adopted at all.outdoor bar accessories tailored-communication coworking space essex be able to meet the communication and language needs wishes and preferences of individuals outdoor snowman with lights when is international travel allowed advantages of written communication newcastle building society jobs stewart investors worldwide sustainability fund gourmet society app yorkshire agricultural society how many people died worldwide in 2022 the night before christmas birmingham coworking office coworking york coworking app laptop stylish bags worldwide hoodie media and communication jobs international rape day waterproof outdoor storage box society worldwide interbank financial telecommunication intensive care society methods of communication felt christmas decorations iran international tv wooden outdoor furniture international bank car hire belfast international airport islamabad international airport christmas jumper kids round outdoor rug coworking curitiba bigorrilho britain's most famous amateur dramatic society crossword christmas flowers outdoor chalkboard jamie oliver christmas gravy stylish mens rings nike air max 90 worldwide covid vaccine worldwide stylish window grill design new describe the communication requirements of different audiences stylish iphone 7 cases stratford christmas market international travel restrictions scotland leeds christmas market best outdoor security cameras 2022 communication in a relationship avis worldwide discount code christmas table centerpiece best router for coworking space caption for stylish girl melton building society ring outdoor camera coworking spaces brands best in print stylish crossword clue astrazeneca deaths worldwide ikea outdoor furniture best christmas movies split coworking space dcp communication alzheimer society dunelm outdoor cushions affectedly pretty or stylish crossword clue britannia international hotel outdoor duo limousin cattle society communication cards for adults british orthodontic society average male height worldwide 2022 outdoor floor paint outdoor motion sensor lights dementia communication the international movie international centre for birds of prey national pony society o2 international online communication worldwide-telescope law society solicitors alzheimer’s society rent coworking spaces cnn international news royal mail international standard worldwide stylish ergonomic office chair uk stylish clear glasses nhs christmas pay dates 2022 pretentiously stylish refined stylish crossword clue the grinch who stole christmas workplace communication ukraine international airlines christmas with the kranks the family international top 10 most visited websites worldwide how to improve communication in a relationship stylish short haircuts for men improve communication clown to clown communication what are the barriers to effective communication outdoor pouffe stylish winter hats for ladies uk ual london college of communication stylish shorts for men mr worldwide mr 305 christmas blanket worldwide vaccine king fahd international airport international bank transfer christmas earrings communication christmas radio international maritime organization outdoor pillows international women in engineering day christmas cakes outdoor swimming pool christmas tree with lights christmas reindeer outdoor network communication menace ii society one stop worldwide tremor international outdoor corner seat coworking virtual office christmas presents for dad 4px worldwide express co. limi outdoor mats soler communication waitrose christmas food stylish fireplaces restaurants with outdoor seating london coworking space streatham castle for christmas international mothers day london coworking 3 july coworking event space dhl international shipping stylish toilet roll holder alternative forms of communication coworking spaces rome acrylic christmas nails communication techniques edinburgh worldwide investment trust share price lse coworking office space cambridge stylish mens workwear the family building society apco worldwide stylish scarf the wine society