Why do black cats and dogs seem to stay in shelters longer than those of other colors? We’re not sure if anyone has the definitive answer but TAILS Humane Society in DeKalb wants that to change with their 2nd annual “Change Their Luck” promotion during the month of October.
“During the spring, summer and fall, when we’re inundated with kittens, the adult cats have a tough time competing for the attention of potential adopters,” said Beth Drake, TAILS’ Executive Director.
There are almost two-dozen black, adoptable cats at the TAILS shelter in DeKalb and they are just as adoptable, just as lovable and just as deserving of Forever Homes as every other animal in the shelter. Maybe it takes special people to see this and those are the people TAILS invites to come into the shelter and get to know Munchkins, Giselle, Cassidy, Squeaks or Geez Louise. How fun would that be to call “Geez Louise” whenever you were trying to get her attention?
How much does TAILS want these cats to find loving homes? A lot! The adoption fee for these cats will be waived for the month of October. That means the adopter can go home with a cat that’s already spayed or neutered, current on vaccines, tested negative for any communicable diseases and a free vet visit to boot.
Sam Lenser from the TAILS Cat Behavior Department, initiated this program originally. “These black cats are rich with personality and character. By waiving the adoption fee and offering treat bags full of toys and goodies with each adoption we hope to bring this homeless demographic into the limelight they deserve,” she said.
Lenser asks that people please visit the TAILS website, or TAILS campus at 2250 Barber Greene Road (just west of Peace Road) in DeKalb to learn more about these colorful and soon-to-be lucky cats!
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