Unwanted Puppy Is On Kill List Due To Her Coat Color

Racism doesn’t just exist among humane spheres. When it comes to adoption, workers and volunteers have often faced discrimination against black animals than animals of any other color. This is often referred to as ‘Black Dog Syndrome’ where adopters pick light-colored animals over the darker ones.

Many dogs are left unloved and unadopted because of this. Gigi is one of them. Right now, she’s living temporarily at San Bernardino Animal Shelter(SBAS) in San Bernadino, California. Since her entry in the sanctuary, Gigi has been rejected by several families because of this very syndrome.

One of the main reasons behind this Syndrome is the superstitious belief that black dogs bring bad luck into the family. This also emerges from the negative portrayal of black-furred animals in many literature and pop-culture.

Stats show that black dogs get euthanized more, they are also abandoned more and left to fend for themselves. Because of their biological appearance, they are forced to live uncomfortable and sad lives.

Gigi was lucky as she could find her forever home and now she is living a happy life of her dreams.

Let’s hope we won’t have to face any such news in the future.

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