As occurs on some occasions, I went down the rabbit hole this morning while poking around on my laptop and having that first critical cup of tea. I ended up weeding through old bookmarks and came across the one for Lucky Lab Rescue and of course I clicked on it. Lucky Lab is the organization where we found our dog Shadow, and I was kind of happy to see that they are still around and still saving Labs. It would be lovely if they had to close down because there were no more Labs in danger of euthenasia and responsible pet owners spayed and neutered their pets so only pets that were wanted were out in the world.
I was stopped in my tracks by a piece on the page that talked about black labs being put down at higher rates than yellow or chocolate ones…what?? really??
Look at that face
Seriously how could you not love that dog?
Here is and excerpt from the Lucky Lab Rescue site:
The most popular color of Labs are yellow and chocolate. They tend to get rescued and adopted more often than black labs. Some shelters will automatically euthanize black Labs and some rescue organizations will accept the yellow and chocolate over the black Lab. We at Lucky Labs love our yellows and chocolates, but also feel very committed to rescuing black Labs due to their plight.
“The plight of the black dog refers to the low adoption rate and high euthanization rate of black dogs in shelters. Black dogs are often the last to be adopted from an animal shelter. You may not be aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are brought to the average animal shelter. Black dogs, particularly large black dogs like Labradors or Lab mixes,have a very difficult time getting adopted, and are euthanized at a staggering rate at many animal control facilities throughout the country. The sad truth
is, they are overlooked in favor of lighter colored dogs.”
Oh My word
We love your black lab. Please support your local dog rescue organizations and practice being RESPONSIBLE pet owners!! And don’t worry honey…we are NOT getting another dog…but it is fun to look at the pictures!!