Have you ever considered adopting a black pet? Maybe you have heard of Black Dog Syndrome? Many animal welfare organisations across the world have noticed that black pets seem to go unnoticed when it comes to adopting. It could be for a number of reasons; but we think they are unfounded! Myths and folk law have also done these animals a great disservice over the centuries, painted as symbols of bad luck.
This October we are embracing all black pets and dispelling the mystery behind the colour. Did you know that in the UK, Ireland and Japan the black cat is actually considered good luck? Ancient Egyptians also mummified their cats to preserve them for the afterlife because they were considered so highly.
This month at all RSPCA Qld Adoption locations, we are celebrating Black Magic – debunking the myths and embracing the reality of black pets. Adopt two black pets and get double the trouble for the one magic number! Even one black spot qualifies for our month long adoption offer. Of course, the pets also need to get along before being adopted together. So for this month only, you can get an instant family with two for the price of one!
If you are celebrating Halloween at the end of the month, here are some helpful pet tips:
- Remember trick or treat with chocolate and lollies should not be for your pets.
- Decorating or carving with pumpkins? Make sure you don’t leave them where your pet can chew on them. Pumpkin can also cause stomach upsets!