CAHS Hosts 'Back in Black' Adoption Promotion

CREATED Nov 1, 2013

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  • CAHS will be offering half off the adoption fee for all black cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.

LANSING, MI— Anyone who has ever shared their life with a black cat or dog has personal stories about what wonderful pets they can be. And yet, even though they’re gorgeous, charming, and as devoted as any other pet, dogs and cats in black often wait longer for homes than their lighter colored pals. Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) aims to wipe out the myths and stereotypes about black animals during "Back in Black," a national adoption promotion.

Capital Area Humane Society is holding a “Back in Black,” promotion between November 1 and November 30 to highlight adorable, adoptable black dogs and cats. CAHS will be offering half off the adoption fee of all black cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies.

“Even though they make wonderful pets with great personalities, black dogs and cats are often overlooked for adoption, but why is that? After all, the color of a pet's fur has no relationship to their ability to provide unconditional love, companionship, and devotion,” said Julia Palmer, CEO. “True, it can be a bit of a challenge getting a good photo of a black cat or dog, which is all the more reason to come meet them in person at CAHS and find out what makes our pets in black special.”

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This adoption event is part of Best Friends Animal Society’s mission to Save Them All®. Every day, approximately 9,000 pets are killed in shelters because they don’t have a home. Best Friends and the No More Homeless Pets® Network Partners are committed to saving them. Capital Area Humane Society is a participating member of the No More Homeless Pets® Network, a program of Best Friends Animal Society, offering help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.

The Capital Area Humane Society shelter for adoptions and surrender is located at 7095 West Grand River Avenue in Lansing and the CAHS Spay & Neuter Clinic offering low-cost public spay and neuter surgeries is located at 5919 South Cedar Street in Lansing. A non-profit organization, the mission is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example.

Regular adoption hours are 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.