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Battling Discrimination Against Black Dogs | Care2 Causes

Battling Discrimination Against Black Dogs | Care2 Causes

Would it surprise you to hear that black dogs are more likely to be perceived as troublesome, dangerous or unfriendly? Do you know that black dogs are frequently the last ones to be adopted and the most likely to be euthanized? Who would have guessed that even dogs are discriminated against by color? The people in the trenches (adoption counselors and other Winnipeg Humane Society employees and volunteers) noticed. In fact, this has been common knowledge at the WHS, and likely at other shelters, for years. But as far I know, the WHS is the first shelter organization to actively start campaigning on the behalf of black dogs with their “Black Dog Club ” this past fall. Their strategy is two-fold: by regularly arranging “Black Dog Club Walks” all over the city, they hope to make an impression on the public, some of whom may be future adopters, to keep the idea of a black dog ...

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