Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton will be slashing its fees by half for anyone adopting a black cat or dog as part of a nationwide “Back in Black” adoption campaign, which aims to combat longstanding low adoption rates for black animals.
The promotion runs from Aug. 15 to Sept. 17.
“Rescue groups and shelters across the country know black cats and dogs are often incredibly friendly and loving, sometimes really silly, they can be your best hiking buddy or a real lap baby; they each have their own personality,” shelter director Pam Green said in a statement. “Unfortunately, they get overlooked.”
“By participating in this national promotion and featuring only black animals — and cutting adoption fees in half — we are hoping people will take a second look and get to know these characters for the wonderful four-footed family members they can be,” said added.
To see Kent’s dogs and cats visit www.KentAnimalShelter.com and click on Adopt.
The campaign is being led by the Best Friends Animal Society, a nationwide nonprofit organization.