network partner and for the first time is participating in Best Friends' national 'Back In Black' adoption event, held annually in November.
Adoption special: all Cat Care Society black cats will be "Name Your Price" for the month of November.
Quoting from the Back in Black backgrounder: "Although they’re every bit as adorable and sweet as other animals, pets in black often wait longer for homes than their lighter-colored pals. So Best Friends created the Back in Black campaign to shine a spotlight on these often-overlooked pets and help them find good homes."
Most recently, researchers at Colorado State University, led by Dr. Lori Kogan, examined color-coded adoption data, and verified a long-held belief that cats with black coats stay longer in shelters.
Link to related overviews of the recent CSU study:
CSU News and Information: http://www.news.colostate.edu/Release/7048
Denver Animal News Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/csu-study-black-cats-shelters-do-take-longer-to-be-adopted?CID=examiner_alerts_article
Fort Collins Journal: http://www.fortcollinsijournal.com/article.php?id=9869
Meet Cat Care Society's black cat cuties, patiently waiting for their forever homes:
Link to the CCS Back In Black flyer: http://www.catcaresociety.org/docs/BackInBlackFlyer.pdf
Link to the Cat Care Society website: http://www.catcaresociety.org