As classes resume for another school year, Hillsborough County Animal Services has teamed up with the Best Friends Animal Society to go "Back in Black," by offering reduced adoption fees on a special group of needy shelter pets. There's no better time to adopt and save money!Of course you've made the connection, haven't you? If not, see here.
Through mid-September, all black and mostly black-colored dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens will be offered at 50 percent off of their regular adoption fee.
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"Back in Black" is a national awareness campaign targeting overlooked black and mostly black-colored adoptable animals of all ages, breeds, sizes, and personalities.
These darker dogs and cats suffer from what shelters around the country commonly call "black pet syndrome," a preference by shoppers to select more fair-haired companions.
This behavior is likely the result of outdated superstitions about black pets. It may also result from an adopter's inability to connect with black animals whose fur appears to obscure their equally dark eyes. Whatever the case, evidence has shown that black animals are undeniably the most challenging to adopt out.
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