Black-haired dogs and cats not being adopted in Aiken; officials slashing adoption fees

Aiken volunteers looking for homes for black furred dogs and cats

'Friends of the Animal Shelter' in Aiken are working overtime this November, hoping to get black dogs and black cats adopted.

Officials said there is a stigma attached to many black-haired animals, and blond or brown dogs and cats are usually the first to find homes.

Through the month of November, anyone looking for a dog with black hair can adopt for a fee of $35. The fee to adopt a cat is $20. Both prices include shots, micro chipping and spay and neuter.

For more information, call the Friends of the Animal Shelter hotline, at 803-514-4313.

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