Have you heard of Black Cat Syndrome? It refers to the phenomenon that many shelters experience when it comes to adopting out black cats (and black dogs). Sadly, they are often the last to find forever homes. Why are black cats and dogs so often left behind? Many who work in rescue believe it has to do with the fact that it’s harder for people to read the expressions on the faces of the black cats and dogs. Additionally for cats, they carry the baggage of ridiculous superstition and being referred to as bad luck (although they are actually considered GOOD luck in the UK!!). Don’t pass up the opportunity to provide a forever home for a black cat or a black dog. You’ll receive a gift of love beyond your expectations!
If you live in Chicago and are interested in learning more about Travis, please contact Toni McNaughton at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisa Ward at email@example.com. Please tell us a bit about your situation, what you are looking for, the composition of your current household (the other humans and/or pets who already live there). Inquires with these questions answered are responded to promptly.
We are always in need of foster homes. If you are not able to adopt, but are interested in fostering or know someone who might be, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Toni McNaughton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Ward at email@example.com to learn more. Photos by Kari Peters
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