Monday, February 06, 2012

Sexy Black



Each year Virtually Home Chicago raises money with its Sexy Black event to benefit dogs and cats that happen to have black fur. O, the birth defect of being born with black fur!

From their website:
Itʼs a poorly known fact that black cats and dogs have the lowest adoption rates and the highest euthanasia rates. The reasons are unclear, and these bleak facts leave us mystified. (We love our black cats!). But across the board, black cats and dogs are statistically less likely to be adopted than their more brightly colored compatriots. Many animal rescue organizations are forced to ignore these animals because they are so difficult to place with already limited resources. Itʼs a vicious cycle that results in the needless destruction of many black animals. Virtually Home is determined to make their plight public. In doing so, we hope to help more of them find their forever homes.

Join me at this fundraiser on Saturday, February 25 from 7 - 10 p.m. For $25 you gain entrance to Gold Star Bar at 1755 W. Division Street, Chicago USA. You get a drink of choice and some munchies, but who cares what you get? You support the adoption of animals who are at high risk of being killed just because they're black. What's wrong with black?

Let's hear it for blackness!

2 comments:

Tannia Dubon said...

Thanks for sharing this information. I never realized that such was the case for pets with black fur. I absolutely love my black cat. He's just as lovable as my gray one. It's so sad.

Regina Rodríguez-Martin said...

This organization has since changed its mission to focus only on cats. There website is now http://www.chicagocatrescue.org/