For the third year in a row, national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society® will support more than 175 local animal rescue groups and municipal shelters across the country in showcasing beautiful black cats and dogs during Back in Black. These groups and shelters are all members of Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network. The promotion will run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.
At Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah, there will be plenty of adorable, adoptable black dogs, cats, puppies and kittens ready to be home in time for the holidays.
“All of us in animal rescue know this is true, that black cats and black dogs routinely get overlooked by potential adopters,” said Carrie Smith, marketing specialist for Best Friends Animal Society. “And yet, famous leaders favored black pets. For instance during World War II, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a black dog and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a black cat. Both pets actually sat in on strategic meetings.
“Then there are the positive legends, such as the “Gurt Dog’ of Somerset, England who protected children, and the tale of fishermen’s wives who kept black cats because they believed these ebony felines protected their husbands at sea.
“Come meet Best Friends’ or one of our No More Homeless Pets® Network partners’ black dogs and cats and create a legend of your own,” Smith said.
Utah No More Homeless Pets® Network partners’ participating in Back in Black are:
Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center in Ivins
Iron County Animal Shelter in Cedar City
Paws for Life Utah in Heber City
Furever Buddy’s Dog Rescue in Bluebell
Last year through the Back in Black adoption event, more than 1,250 pets found homes nationwide.
Back in Black is part of Best Friends Animal Society’s mission to stop the killing of dogs and cats in the nation’s animal shelters. Every day, approximately 9,000 pets are killed because they don’t have a home. Best Friends’ commitment is summed up in Best Friends’ new call to action: “Save Them All™.”