Discrimination in all its forms is sickening and is a cancer to society that has unfortunately metastasized to every facet of life. In shelters across America, it is a plain and simple fact that dogs and cats with darker coats are euthanized at a higher rate than their blonde and fairer coat counterparts at an alarming rate.
Some cultures believe that a dog or cat with a darker, black coat, is a superstitious omen that must be avoided at all costs. In America, and western cultures, in particular, there is a belief that is widely held that if a black cat crosses you, seven years of bad luck ensues, which of course couldn’t be further from the truth.
For one dog named Leo, his new reality is caged in with him, at the high kill, Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, California. The sweet pup, who always makes sure to greet shelter patrons with a cheerful upbeat attitude, is routinely passed up for adoption.
My source at the shelter, who wishes to remain anonymous for this story says that the 10-month-old pup, is more than likely being overlooked because of the color of his coat, and I tend to agree wholeheartedly.
Fidonation, if you or someone you know is interested in giving Leo the second chance he deserves, please contact the Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566 and reference the shelter ID #A5053997.
Additionally, please share this story on Facebook or Twitter, so we are closer to finding Leo a home. We have done it before, and can certainly do it again.