Save-A-Pet's Annual "Black Cat Friday" Event a Success

Dori Scofield, Save-A-Pet's founder/president, holds Shakira, one of the shelter's many black cats
at its "Black Cat Friday" event, which was created to promote adoption for black and black-and-white cats.

On November 29, Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc. held its annual "Black Cat Friday" event to encourage adoption awareness for black and black-and-white cats, which are often overlooked by many potential adopters.

Often, black cats are less likely to be adopted due to superstitions and their tendency to appear to age more quickly because of excessive gray hair. According to a study conducted by the University of California at Berkeley, orange or Siamese cats are almost always adopted before darker-colored cats.

Save-A-Pet waived adoption fees for their black and black-and-white furry friends in efforts to find them permanent homes. At the event, seven cats were adopted by loving families.

"We cannot thank the public enough for visiting our black and black-and-white cats on 'Black Cat Friday.' We were thrilled to see them adopted into caring forever homes," said Dori Scofield, founder/president of Save-A-Pet. "We hope this event provides an alternative to the craziness that is Black Friday and that more people choose to adopt, rather than shop, on that day going forward."


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