A troubling problem among animal rescue groups is challenging them to overcome a particular prejudice that can have deadly consequences for animals up for adoption. Learn more in our regular series, Animal House.
* Lighter colored animals get adopted more quickly than black animals.
*Black animals spend more time at the shelter, and therefore are more likely to be euthanized.
*Black animal's features are harder to discern when they are in a dark kennel at the shelter.
*Photographers have to light black animals carefully to bring out their cute facial features.
*Many rescue groups have special adoption events just for black animals.
*Superstition can play a role in black animals not getting adopted.
*The bottom line is: the color of the animal has no bearing on its personality and all pets deserve a loving forever home.