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September 11, 2012
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Adoption and fundraising events benefit animals

As a volunteer for Douglas Animal Welfare Group, Trish Vandersluis noticed that the black dogs do not get adopted as quickly as the others.She did some research on this and found out that there is a phenomenon called “Black Dog Syndrome” also known as “Big Black Dogs.” “I discovered it is well documented that black dogs are routinely passed over and stay at shelters longer putting them at risk. And if the dog is older, big and black, then they have three strikes against them,” Vandersluis said. “Some of the reasons include superstitions, black dogs do not photograph as well …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 11, 2012 06:02PM Published Sep 11, 2012 05:46PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.