‘Black Pet Bias’ May Not Actually Be a Thing

Even though everyone knows that black cats are the foot servants of Satan, this bit of common knowledge will probably not, by itself, prevent black cats from being adopted at animal shelters. That’s because the so-called “black pet bias” — a popular aversion to those more inky, shadow-dwelling black cats and dogs… » 9/22/13 1:00pm 9/22/13 1:00pm

People Are Prejudiced Against Black Animals

Many shelter workers say black dogs and cats are harder to find homes for. Possible reasons: superstition against black cats, the fact that black animals can be difficult to photograph, and negative portrayals of black animals in pop culture. Says Mike Arms, president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, "If you think… » 10/07/11 6:45pm 10/07/11 6:45pm