Black Friday Special from the Louisiana SPCA
Black Friday has become synonymous with deals and shopping. The Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA) is adding to the fervor with a special Black Friday offering for pet adoptions. This Sunday, November 20 Friday, November 25 all black animals will be available for a special adoption fee of $25.
Unfortunately, black animals are often overlooked when potential adopters peruse the LA/SPCA adoption selection. This was made more apparent after a large adoption event Friday November 11 successfully placed 80 new pets in forever homes and when the dust settled, the LA/SPCA adoption floor was filled with black animals.
Black Dog Syndrome is a well-known phenomena in the animal welfare arena. It is the fact that black dogs and cats are harder to find homes for than their lighter colored counterparts. Whether it is bad photos, bad lighting, or simply a matter of blending in, black dogs and cats are passed by while their golden, white, grey, brown and lighter counterparts find new homes.
This week the LA/SPCA has 15 black dogs and 19 black cats looking for a forever home. With this special promotion, hopefully each will find one in time for the holidays. LA/SPCA adoption hours are 12pm-4pm Sunday and 10am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. All standard adoption procedures apply including a meet and greet with all two-legged and four-legged friends and landlord permission for pets. Adopters MUST purchase a six month supply of heartworm preventative to qualify for special pricing. The LA/SPCA is closed on Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The LA/SPCA wants to get the word out to “adopt, don’t shop” when picking your next pet. There are hundreds of animals waiting for you every day at your local animal shelter. For more information about this and other adoption programs at the LA/SPCA, visit us online at www.la-spca.org.
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an organization devoted to improving the lives of animals and eliminating the homelessness, neglect and abuses that signal animal suffering. Chartered in 1888, our history has been paved with an understanding that only through an improved human-animal ethic can we better the lives of companion animals and that of our community. Our programs and services are infused with the highest standards of care and compassion.